Almatti dam almost full

Almatti dam almost full

Almatti dam almost full

The Lal Bahadur Shastri reservoir, built across River Krishna here, is almost full. The water level stood at 518.6 metres on Monday (against the maximum of 519.6 metres.) The reservoir has a storage of 106 tmc ft of water against its capacity of 123 tmc ft.

A total of 92,000 cusecs of water was being released from the dam to the Narayanpur reservoir on Monday. The inflow stood at 1.5 lakh cusecs.

While 50,000 cusecs is being released through 11 of the 26 gates, 42,000 cusecs is being let out through the hydel plant, said officials of the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited. The power plant is producing 270 MW of electricity.

This is the first time this year when the gates have been opened to release water.

The heavy inflow is attributed to the heavy rains in the Western Ghats region of Maharashtra and Belgaum district in Karnataka.

A huge amount of water is being released from the dams in the neighbouring state, which are full.

The water level in the dam will be maintained at 518.6 metres till end of July, as per the guidelines of the Central Water Commission and as a precautionary measure.

Rain revives in Khanapur

Rain revived after a brief respite in Khanapur taluk of Belgaum district on Monday. Heavy showers have been reported in the forest areas of Kankumbi and Bhimgad in the taluk. 

The roads connecting Hemmadga-Talewadi, Kongla-Nersa and Parwad-Chikale villages have been inundated with the water bodies overflowing.

The Maruti temple at Habbanatti village remained submerged in River Malaprabha. 

Respite in Shimoga

The showers seem to have taken a break in Shimoga district. The floods have receded in the villages and in agriculture fields. Life is returning to normalcy in the flood-hit Sagar taluk.
On Monday, water level in the Bhadra reservoir rose to 171.9 feet, with a reduced inflow of 16,259 cusecs.

The water level is 14.1 feet away from reaching the maximum level. The water level in the Linganamakki dam has risen to 1,787. 5 feet, with an inflow of 25,406 cusecs.  

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