N-K region reels under monsoon fury

River Bhima in spate; Linganamakki just 2 feet short of maximum level

N-K region reels under monsoon fury

 Rains continued to lash Yadgir district even on Sunday. As many as 50 houses have collapsed in Shahpur taluk. Following rains most of the water bodies in Surapura taluk are overflowing, flooding many agriculture fields.

River Bhima is also in spate near Yadgir. The inflow of water at Basavasagara (Narayanapura) dam was 73,786 cusecs while the outflow was 77,379 cusecs.

Raichur

As many as 14 houses have collapsed in Hutti village near Hutti Gold Mines in the district, due to rain that lashed the region on Sunday. The village has been receiving continuous rains from August 27.

Village Accountant Janappa on Sunday visited the houses that had collapsed. Rainwater flooded many roads gushed into many houses in the low-lying areas causing inconvenience to people. Hutti has received 299 mm of rainfall for the month of August.

Gadag

Heavy rain continued to lash Gajendragad taluk of the district for the sixth day on Sunday. As many as 657 houses have partially collapsed across the taluk due to the downpour. The walls of the mud houses have dampened and frightened residents had taken shelter in community halls and disused government buildings.

Gruel centres have been opened at several government schools in Gajendragad.

Ron tahsildar I N Chandraiah said that officials have been appointed to assess the rain damage. While village accountants will estimate the property loss, the officials of Horticulture and Agriculture departments will assess the extent of crop loss, he said.

Standing crops of Bt cotton, groundnut and onion on hundreds of acres have been destroyed in Ron taluk. The crops have started to rot due to incessant rains.

Belgaum

Two low-lying bridges in Chikodi taluk in Belgaum are submerged as the River Krishna and its tributaries are in spate following heavy rainfall in their catchment areas in Maharashtra. The Kallol-Yadur and Jatrat-Bhiveshi bridges are submerged forcing people to use alternate roads.

The rivers Krishna, Doodhganga and Panchganga are in spate as 37,379 cusecs was released into River Krishna from Rajapur barrage while 9,183 cusecs was released into River Doodhganga from Kalammawadi dam on Sunday.

The total inflow of water into the State from Maharashtra, as measured at Kallol gauging centre, stood at 46,379 cusecs

Bidar

Incessant rain for the past two days coupled with heavy shower on Sunday, threw normal life out of gear in Bidar city. It has also dampened the festive mood of Ganesh Chaturti.

Most of the citizens stayed indoors and business activity took a hit. Overflowing drains affected motorists who had a tough time passing through the waterlogged roads in several parts of the city. The road stretches between Naya Kaman and Chowbara and Ambedkar Circle and Gawan Chowk had knee-deep rainwater. Many internal roads near Ambedkar circle, Rotary circle and Ganesh Maidan too were inundated.

Further, people visiting various pendals to catch glimpse of Ganesha idols had a tough time reaching the venues as they were greeted with slippery roads and silt at various places.

Bagalkot

The Badami taluk in the district received receiving intermittent rainfall both on Saturday and Sunday. The Ramadurga Road in the town was flooded.

Following good rainfall in the region for past 12 days, most of the water bodies in the taluk are overflowing.

The historic Agastyateertha tank is brimming with water and is just two feet short of reaching its maximum level.

Shimoga

Moderate to heavy rain lashed the district on Sunday.

Hosanagar, Sagar and Thirtahalli taluks received good spell of rain while Shimoga, Bhadravathi, parts of Shikaripur and Sorab taluks received moderate rainfall.

A cloudy weather prevailed in most parts of the district. In the past 24-hour, Yadur received the highest rainfall of 104 mm, followed by Mani 100 mm, Mastikatte 71.40 mm and Hulikal -71 mm.

The water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1817.10 ft against the maximum level of 1819 ft. It is short of just two feet to reach the maximum level. The inflow of water was 31,202 cusecs and the outflow was 4,749 cusecs. The catchment area of the dam recorded a rainfall of 69. 60 mm.

As a precautionary measure, the dam authorities have directed people residing downstream to move to safer places.

Karwar

Heavy rain that kept lashing Uttar Kannada district for the last five days, spared the rest of the region, except the semi-arid region on Sunday.

It drizzled in Mundagod, Haliyal and Joida continuously, while Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumta, Ankola, Karwar in the coastal belt received intermittent rainfall. Sirsi, Siddapur and Yellapur in the Malnad region also received intermittent rainfall. The water-level in Gundabal and Badagani rivers at Honnavar remained the same.

Kodagu / Mangalore

Kodagu received rainfall on Sunday as well.  Madikeri recorded the highest rainfall of 10 cm, followed by Bhagamandala and Shantalli that received 9.3 cm and 8.3 cm rains, respectively. The water-level in River Cauvery too has risen. Meanwhile, Mangalore received intermittant rains on Sunday while no rainfall was reported in Udupi and Chikmagalur.

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