40 families shifted in D'gere village

40 families shifted in D'gere village

Normal life was thrown out of gear on Friday in several villages on the banks of Tungabhadra river as it is overflowing due to heavy discharge of water from Bhadra and Tunga reservoirs.

Over 40 families of Haluvagilu village of Harapanahalli taluk of Davangere district have been shifted to safer places at Asare colony in the village. Road transport was stopped completely on Haluvagilu-Garbhagudi tanda road and other key roads as flood water flowed on them.

Revenue department officers visited the villages and directed people to move to safer places. The officers have taken steps for supplying fodder to livestock and food to the affected people. Schools in six affected villages have been closed for the last one week. Growers of onion, ragi, paddy, maize, cotton and flowers were affected, with fields being submerged. 

Tahsildar M R Nagaraj has been monitoring relief measures in the taluk. In Harihar taluk, several villages were affected by floods. Road transport between Sarathi and Chikkabidare villages came to a grinding halt as the bridge connecting them was submerged. A total of 41,000 cusecs of water has been released to the Tungabhadra river from Tunga and Bhadra reservoirs in Shimoga district. 

Many houses were flooded in Harihar. Agriculture fields were awash with water in many villages. Transport services have been stopped on Tumminakatte Road that connects to the pilgrimage centre of Ukkadagatri for the last two days. The Harihar tahsildar has asked people to contact phone numbers 9480712365, 9964489513 for help.

TB dam nearly full

The inflow into the Tungabhadra reservoir in Hospet taluk of Bellary district increased to 1.55 lakh cusecs on Friday. The outflow was 1.35 lakh cusecs from the 33 crest gates of the reservoir. The river is flowing above the danger mark as a result. The monuments in Hampi have gone under water again.

The present water storage in the dam is 93.759 tmc feet. The dam level is 1,631.12 feet against the maximum level of 1,633 feet.

Raichur

Ramanagowda, a waterman who had gone to repair the pump of the jackwell on the banks of Krishna river, was washed away at Chinchodi village in Devadurga taluk.

Belgaum

There was respite from rain in Belgaum and Khanapur taluks on Friday. There was brief sunshine during the day hours. Sun had not been sighted here for the past few days. 

Rains receded in Konkan and Western Ghats region in Maharashtra, but inflow into River Krishna and its tributaries from the neighbouring state continues. Three low-lying bridges in Chikkodi taluk remain submerged.

Mallikwad-Dattawad, Kallol-Yadur and Jatrat-Bhiveshi bridges continue to remain under river water. The inflow from Kalammawadi dam into River Doodhganga was 17,130 cusecs and from Rajapur barrage into River Krishna was 97,105 cusecs. 

In Khanapur taluk, rivers Malaprabha, Mahadayi, Pandari and the Kalasa, Banduri, Altari and other streams are still in spate. The roof of the government primary school at Channewadi in the taluk came crumbling down on Thursday night, due to heavy rain for the past few days. 

Uttara Kannada

A huge tree fell on National Highway-17 at Baitakhol near Karwar, disrupting traffic for more than an hour. Elsewhere in the district, there was some let-up in the rain, but showers resumed after some time.

DK, Udupi, Kodagu

Though rain almost receded in the coastal districts on Friday, it continued to lash many parts of Kodagu district.

The Bhagamandala-Ayyangeri and Nittur-Balele roads remain submerged, hindering traffic movement. 

Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts received intermittent rainfall on Friday, though it rained heavily on Thursday night.

Shimoga

Shimoga, Bhadravathi, Hosanagar, Thirthahalli and Sagar received scanty rain. Water levels in rivers Tunga, Varada, Kumudvathi have come down. The flood situation at Beesanagadde in Sagar taluk is improving. The water level in Linganamakki dam remained at 1,809.45 feet against the maximum level of 1819 feet. The inflow of water has decreased to 32,424 cusecs.

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