Monsoon revives with gusto, rains pound State

Monsoon revives with  gusto, rains pound State

The southwest monsoon revived with gusto with heavy rain pounding several parts of the State on Friday.

Heavy showers continued in the Malnad district of Shimoga raising the water levels in the rivers. The Rivers Tunga, Varada and Malathi are flowing above the danger mark following copious rainfall in the catchment areas.

Theerthahalli, Sagar, Hosanagar, Jog and Kargal have been receiving heavy rain for the past two days. Agumbe recorded a rainfall of 118 mm while it rained 63.02 mm in Theerthahalli.

Water level in major dams across the district have went up. The storage in Lingamakki increased to 1793.90 feet (maximum: 1,819 feet) with an inflow of 42,695 cusecs. The water level in Bhadra dam rose by two feet.

Incessant rains lashed Mysore and Hassan districts on Friday. Sakleshpur in Hassan district recorded 78.5 mm rainfall followed by Belur (44 mm), Alur (33.5 mm) and Arsikere (33 mm). Slight to moderate rainwall was recorded in Holenarsipur, Hassan and Channarayapatna. Mandya received a rainfall of 28.5 mm followed by Maddur (26 mm), Malavalli (21.5 mm) and KR Pet (21.5 mm)  Mysore district received an average of 25-35 mm of rainfall. HD Kote registered 33 mm of rainfall.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, south interior Karnataka (comprising Mysore, Hassan, Mandya and Chamarajnagar districts) has recorded 22 per cent excess rainfall. The region has received an average 328.9 mm of rains as against the average of 269.7 mm. However, district-wise data tells a different story.
Rain readings, as of July 17 sow that Chamarajnagar district has received 21 per cent deficit rainfall while it is 16 per cent deficit in Mandya district.

Nonstop rain pummelled Kodagu on Friday compelling the district administration to extend holidays for schools and educational institutions till Saturday.

Madikeri has recorded highest rainfall of 150.2 mm in the State while Shanthalli received 133.2 mm rains, Sampaje 115.4 mm and Bhagamangala recorded 111 mm of rainfall. Road connectivity was snapped near Napoklu and Madikeri with roads submerged under water. There was also reports of tree uprooting and mudslides.

The water level in Harangi reservoir reached 2857.41 feet against a maximum of 2,859 feet. As much as 26,000 cusecs of water was released from the reservoir - the highest in the past 15 years, according to the engineers.

Rain accompanied with gutsy winds lashed Dakshina Kannada district on Friday. It rained heavily in Mangalore which was otherwise witnessing drizzles for the past few days. Motorists had a tough time in navigating the water-logged potholed roads. There were reports of damage to four houses in Udupi district.

Alamatti reservoir (Bagalkot district) is close to the brim following heavy rains in neighbouring Maharashtra. Water levels in Krishna and its tributaries have went up submerging several bridges. Monsoon gained momentum in Uttara Kannada district too. Normal life went out of gear in Gulbarga following heavy showers.

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