Heavy rain batters Kodagu, C'magalur

District administration declares holiday for schools in Kodagu

With heavy rainfall lashing across Kodagu district, the district administration has declared holiday for schools on Thursday. The supplementary exams for PUC will continue without any hassle.

There has been drastic increase in water-level in Cauvery river.

The heavy showers threw traffic out of gear with office-goers bearing the brunt. The increase in water level in rivers has created flood-like situations in the district.

With the overflow of water at Triveni Sangama, movement of vehicles on Bhagamandala-Napoklu, Bhagamandala-Madikeri road has been affected. The district administration has made arrangement for a boat to shift the residents to safer areas.

In the last 24  hours, the district has received an average of 63.09 mm rainfall.

The district has received an average of 1064.65 mm rainfall from January till date.

Rainfall received in hoblis are as follows: Madikeri kasaba—66.6 mm, Napoklu—118.2 mm, Sampaje—64.6 mm, Bhagamandala—182 mm, Virajpet—83.4 mm, Hudikeri—49.7 mm, Srimangala—49.4 mm, Ponnampet—72.2 mm, Ammathi—45 mm, Balele—27 mm, Somwarpet Kasaba—34.2 mm, Shanthalli—61.4 mm, Kodlipete—30.4 mm and Suntikoppa—14.4 mm.

The Chiklihole reservoir in Kushalnagar is just one feet away from reaching its maximum level. On Wednesday, the water level stood at 872.6 metre.

The present storage in the reservoir is 0.15 tmc feet as against the total capacity of 0.18 tmc feet.

The inflow of water was 89 cusecs.

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The water level in Bhadra river surged following heavy rain at Kalasa. Water had entered Kalasa-Horanadu road, thus disrupting movement of vehicles. Kigga recorded highest of 218,4 mm rainfall followed by Kerekatte—200.4 mm, Sringeri—131.5 mm rainfall.

The sky remained overcast in Sringeri taluk. As meteorology department had predicted heavy rainfall, authorities have declared holiday for schools in Sringeri taluk on Thursday as well, said BEO Prasanna Kumar. Snana ghatta at Sringeri Mutt, Sandhyavanadane mantapa at Narasimhavana, Gandhi Maidan and Thekkur road has been inundated with flood water.

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