Showers recede, but hardships continue

Showers recede, but hardships continue

Showers recede, but hardships continue

There was a let-up in the rains in many parts of the State on Sunday, after heavy showers in the past few days.

But, the common man had to suffer a lot of hardships, with the major problem being the damage to roads and connectivity becoming the casualty. Large tracts of agriculture fields have been washed away  due to the rains and the resultant flooding in the rivers.


Rains have taken a break in the district, but the floods in rivers Varada and Tungabhadra have not receded.

The rains in Shimoga district and the rising water level in Tungabhadra river have led to flooding in villages of Haveri district. Many villages have been cut off from each other due to water flooding the roads. Crops in 2,500 hectares of land have been washed away.

Tahsildar  Pampanagowda Melsime said efforts were being made to open gruel centres to help the affected people.

The Shiva and Anjaneya temples at Rattehalli in Haveri district have been inundated for the last three days in the waters of the Kumudvathi river. Agriculture fields and coconut plantations have been flooded. Rain has receded in the region and the water level near the Malemalleshwara temple has come down. 


Though intermittent rain lashed several parts of the district on Sunday, the intensity was less compared to the last few days. Sagar, Hosanagar, Thirthahalli, Shikaripur and some parts of Sorab received intermittent showers.

 The flood situation in Sagar is improving. In the last 48 hours, the rainfall recorded was as follows: Yadur 101 mm, Mani 100 mm, Hulikal 89 mm and Mastikatte 79 mm. Water levels in major dams witnessed a rise as catchment areas received rain in the last one week. 

The water level in Bhadra dam rose to 182.7 feet against the maximum level of 186 feet. The inflow of water was 25,772 cusecs and the outflow was 23,093 cusecs. If the catchment areas of the dam continue to receive heavy rain, the dam will reach its maximum capacity soon. The authorities of the dam have already directed people living in areas close to River Bhadra to move to safer places as water might be released in the coming days. 

The water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1801.1 feet against the maximum level of 1819 feet as the catchment areas of the dam received a rainfall of 40 mm. The inflow of water was 39,144 cusecs. The water level in Mani dam in Hosanagar taluk rose to 585.34 metres against the maximum level of 594.36 metres. The inflow of water was 6,850 cusecs.  District in-charge minister Kimmane Ratnakar visited the rain-affected places in Hosanagar taluk on Sunday and directed the authorities concerned to submit a report on the damaged caused by rain.

A total of 1.91 lakh cusecs of water was released from 33 crest gates of the Tungabhadra reservoir on Saturday. 

The inflow increased to 1.7 lakh cusecs on Sunday evening from 1,54,033 cusecs in the morning. The outflow has been kept higher in view of the safety of the dam. As a result, the river is flowing above the danger mark. Many villages on the banks of the river have been flooded.

 The Kampli-Siraguppa road, leading to the Vijaya Vittala temple has been cut off due to waterlogging. The Purandara Mantapa, which had completely gone under water, is now a bit visible. Water has entered the Rama Lakshmana temple, the caves of Sugreeva and ‘Seethe Seragu‘.   

The river is flowing above the danger mark in Hoovinahadagali taluk and water has entered thousands of hectares of agriculture land.