Dam water level up after four years of dry spell

Dam water level up after four years of dry spell

Water level increased in several reservoirs and streams due to heavy rain that lashed several parts of the State on Monday night and Tuesday morning.  Damages to properties and death of a woman were reported from a few other areas.

The water level stood at three feet at Malavi reservoir in Hagaribommanahalli taluk of Bellary district, following incessant rain from Monday night to Tuesday morning.

The reservoir was filled with water after four consecutive years of dry spells. A check dam at Morageri in the taluk has breached.

In Sandur taluk, Hoolemma, 50, was killed after the ceiling of her house collapsed following heavy rain at Bommaghatta.

Damage to hundreds of houses and death of three cattle heads were reported in S Obalapur, Swamihalli, Bommaghatta, Devarabuddenahallli, Jigenahalli, Choranur, Tumbaraguddi in the taluk.
Choranur recorded a maximum rainfall of 126.3 mm.  

In Mysore

Pre-monsoon showers lashed the Mysore region in the late hours of Monday. The city recorded a rainfall of 58.5 mm from Monday night to the early hours of Tuesday.

Govindaraju, Station Nodal Officer at Integrated Agromet Advisory Services, Mysore, said that the region might continue to receive rain during the next two days.

Vehicular movement was affected due to the heavy rain that lashed Hebbur in Ajjampura of Kadur taluk in Chikmagalur district, with the roads turning slushy.

Heavy rain coupled with lightning and thunder lashed Subramanya in Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district on Monday night.

A woman was injured when lightning struck her at Kuduremajalu in Kulkunda. The injured is Sugandhi, 29.

Heavy rains that lashed Shanivarasanthe in Kodagu district brought back smiles on the faces of farmers.  

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