Delight in the air as rains fill KRS

The countdown has started for the Krishnarajasagar reservoir in Srirangapatna taluk in the district to reach the maximum level. The dam is the lifeline of people in Mysore, Mandya and Bangalore districts.

The level stood at 120 feet on Monday, against the maximum of 124.8 feet. The inflow to the reservoir stands at 36,157 cusecs and the outflow 7,538 cusecs.

Dam authorities say that the maximum level will be reached in three days if the inflow continues at the present rate.

District incharge minister M H Ambareesh told reporters that the traditional ‘bagina’ will be offered to River Cauvery at the dam after Friday. He said that he would talk to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and finalise the dates for the offering ceremony.

Water is being released through the canals from July 31. This has delighted the farmers who have taken up sowing activities in Srirangapatna and Pandavapura taluks. Farmers in the tailend region of the canals have demanded release of more water so that it reaches them fast.

Kodagu

Parts of Kodagu district received good rainfall on Monday. There were reports of houses collapsing, trees and electricity poles being uprooted due to winds and rainfall. The district administration has declared holiday for school on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

Heavy rains lashed Madikeri, Napoklu, Bhagamandala, Gonikoppa, Ammathi, Srimangala, Shanthalli.

The movement of vehicles on Bhagamandala-Ayyangeri road has been disrupted
with the water flowing on the road.

Owing to cold weather, a cow belonging to Mogappa died in Somwarpet hobli. The wall of a house partially collapsed at Chowdlu village. Another house collapsed at Seetha colony in Kushalnagar.

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