MM Hills receives heavy rains

MM Hills receives heavy rains

Heavy rains lashed the Malemahadeshwara Hills and the surrounding regions in Kollegal taluk of Chamarajanagar district since Friday night.

The regions, which come under the Cauvery catchment area, have recorded 67.5 mm of rainfall in the Malemahadeshwara Hills and 20.5 mm of rainfall in Kurattihosuru village. Rains continued to lash the arch on Saturday morning also.

Kollegal Tahsildar Suresh Kumar said that there is no loss to life and property. Shagya, Dantalli, Ponnachi, Hoogyam, Jallipalya, Nagamale, Indiganatta, Kombudikki, Kokkebore and Gopinatham villages have received good rainfall.

All these villages, which come under the Cauvery catchment area, are located 20 to 30 km away from River Cauvery.

The rainwater in this region flows directly to the river. And from there, it flows through the Biligundlu water gauging station and gushes into the Hogenakal water falls and finally reaches the Mettur dam in Tamil Nadu.

Prohibition lifted

The ban on the entry of visitors to the KRS reservoir and Brindavan Gardens in Mandya has been lifted with effect from Sunday as per the orders of Deputy Commissioner B N Krishnaiah.

The ban has been in place for several days now, following the agitation against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. The protests have subsided in the past few days.