Rivers continue to be in spate in State

Rivers continue to be in spate in State

Several villages and agricultural land in the State were flooded due to heavy discharge of water from dams both in the State and outside. Incidentally, rains receded in many parts on Thursday.

Belgaum and Khanapur taluks in the district have recorded heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours while Chikodi has received average rainfall. But the rivers Krishna and its tributaries in the taluk continued to remain in spate due to heavy discharge from dams in Maharashtra.  Three of the six low-lying bridges in the taluk are still submerged.

Many water bodies in Khanapur taluk including rivers Malaprabha, Mahadayi and Pandari and nallahs like Kalasa, Banduri, Mangetri, Altari and others are in floods. Many villages in the western part of the taluk and forest areas are disconnected as roads are flooded.

Due to heavy rains, walls of two houses collapsed in Belgaum city on Thursday. However, there were no human casualties. Three two-wheelers and household articles were damaged in the incident. 

Davangere

Several villages in Davangere district that are located on the banks of the River Tungabhadra are either cut off or flooded as the river water is flowing above the danger level due to heavy discharge from upstream Bhadra reservoir.The dam has reached its maximum level and excess water is being released into the river. The situation has turned grim due to discharge of water from even Tunga dam. As a result the inflow into the Tungabhadra  river has increased considerably.

Several low-lying villages in Honnali, Harihara and Harapanahalli taluks are disconnected as roads are marooned. Many irrigation pumpsets are either submerged or have been washed away. 

Further, many paddy, maize and other fields in the district are also inundated.The district administration has already issued flood alert and asked the local tahsildars to take all precautionary measures. 

In Honnali town, over 60 flood affected families have been shifted to Ganji Kendras opened at Government Higher Primary School near T B circle and at Stree Shakthi Bhavan of Social Welfare Department.

In Harihara, the taluk administration has instructed the residents of the town to drink only boiled water as the river water is muddy and polluted.

In Harapanahalli, the taluk administration has asked school heads of the flood-affected villages to close down the schools until the water level receded.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Ibrahim Mygur in a press release has stated that a total of 17 houses had been partially damaged in last two days due to rains in the district.

Shimoga

In Shimoga, rains receded on Thursday and as a result water level in many rivers including Tunga, Bhadra, Kumudwathi, Sharavathy and Varada have decreased. The flood situation in several villages in Sagar taluk has improved.

The vehicular movement between Shimoga and Thirthahalli via Mandagadde and on new bridge in Bhadravathi town has resumed.

However, the water level in various dams witnessed slight rise as catchment areas received moderate rain. DK and Kodagu

Rains have also receded in Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts on Thursday. Though parts of Dakshina Kannada district including Mangalore received intermittent rains, the break came as a respite for people. The total rainfall that the district has received since January this year is 2371.5 mm. The two major rivers - Nethravathi and Kumaradhara are in spate but are flowing below the danger level.

In Kodagu, it drizzled in some parts of the district like Madikeri, Bhagamandala and Shanthalli, throughout the day. The road leading to Ayyangeri Road is submerged in water and the bridge connecting Balele and Nittur too is submerged. Holiday had been declared for schools and colleges.

Mysore region

Overcast conditions prevailed in Mysore district on Thursday, resulting in light to moderate rainfall. Same weather conditions are expected to prevail for the next two days.

Although the rainfall was relatively sparse, rains were fairly widespread in Mysore, Hassan, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts.

Following heavy discharge from KRS Dam, flood threat now looms large over villages in the downstream. The discharge is expected to rise further.

However, rainfall was comparatively less in Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts.In Arakalgod taluk of Hassan district, walls of six houses collapsed following heavy rain on Wednesday night. However, rains receded on Thursday. Holiday had been declared to schools and colleges in the taluk.

Uttara Kannada

The district received intermittent rainfall on Thursday. The River Varada in Sirsi taluk of Uttara Kannada district continues to be in spate. The vehicular movement on Bhasi-Mogalli road is stopped as it is flooded. 

In Kumta, the water level in the Aghanashini river has risen threatening floods.Efforts are on to find the body of forest guard Mohan Janoba Choudary, 55, who was washed away in the flood water while crossing a bridge across River Pandari near Chandewadi in Joida taluk on Wednesday. However, the body couldn’t traced even on Thursday.  Bellary

Many historical structures in Hampi in Bellary district continued to be marooned following heavy discharge from TB Dam on Thursday. 

Traffic was disrupted on Kampli-Gangavati Road as it was flooded. The dam officials said that discharge could rise further in the wake of heavy inflow.

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