Copious rains push up water level of rivers

Copious rains push up water level of rivers

Several parts of the State continued to receive heavy rain on Monday.
Heavy rain coupled with strong winds lashed Sakleshpur taluk damaging several houses. Normal life was thrown  out of gear due to the downpour. Power supply has been affected in several parts of the taluk as electricity poles have uprooted.

Block Education Officer Vedavathi said holiday has been declared for schools and colleges on Tuesday. They did not function on Monday also. Local legislator H K Kumaraswamy held a meeting in Sakleshpur to take stock of the situation.

Shivamogga
Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed several parts of Shivamogga district disrupting normal life on Monday.

The taluk administration declared holiday for schools and colleges in Hosanagar due to incessant rain that has been lashing the region over the last three days.

Yadur recorded a rainfall of 138 mm, followed by Mastikatte (113.20 mm), Hulikal (109 mm), Thirthahalli (93.4 mm) and Agumbe (45 mm). Water level in Mani dam rose to 576 metre against the maximum level of 594.36 metre.

Similarly, the water level in Linganamakki dam in Sagar taluk rose to 1757.55 feet against the maximum level of 1819 feet, as the catchment area of the dam received 190.60 mm rains.
Some schools in Thirthahalli taluk remained closed on Monday due to heavy rainfall. Sagar, Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Shikaripur and Sorab received intermittent rains.

Electrocution
A Mescom worker was electrocuted in Sagar when he was repairing the transformer on the premises of LB & SBS College hostel for girls. The deceased has been identified as Dinesh (35) of Kadur in Chikkamagaluru district.


Madikeri
Rains continued to lash Kodagu district on Monday. Bhagamandala has received more than 60 cm rainfall in the last three days and is completely surrounded by water.
Triveni Sangama is full to the brim. There was two to three feet water on the road and the movement of vehicles on Madikeri-Bhagamandala, Aayyangeri-Bhagamandala roads was affected.

The district administration has arranged boat services to ferry the residents in Bhagamandala. People residing on the banks of River Cauvery at Nelyahudikeri in Siddapura have been asked to shift to safer areas.

 Madikeri, Napoklu, Sampaje, Virajpet, Hudikeri, Ponnampet, Somwarpet, Shanivarasanthe, Shanthalli, Kushalnagar received heavy rainfall.

Intermittent rain coupled with gusty winds continued to lash Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts on Monday, too.

Uttara Kannada
Standing crops of paddy on vast tracts of land have been washed away in Mundgod taluk of Uttara Kannada district as several ponds and tanks were overflowing.
Mundgod town received 51.4 mm on Sunday. The taluk has been receiving heavy rains for the past three days.

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