Rains continue to lash State, water levels go up in dams

Holiday declared for schools in Kodagu due to incessant downpour

Rains continue to lash State, water levels go up in dams

Copious rains in catchment areas has pushed up water levels in major reservoirs in the State.

The water level at KRS dam in Mandya district went up by five feet on Tuesday due to heavy rains in catchment areas in Kodagu district. The inflow into the dam increased to 27,782 cusecs, raising the water level to 87 feet against the maximum of 124.8 feet.

The inflow into Lalbahadur Shastri reservoir in Almatti of Bagalkot district stood at 23,228 cusecs on Tuesday. Heavy rains in Belagavi district and the western ghats in the neighbouring state of Maharashtra has raised the water level in the reservoir. The dam with a maximum height of 519.6 metre, has water up to 507.70 feet. The water level during the corresponding period last year was 517.37 metre. The reservoir has been getting water22 days in advance compared to last year.

 Water level in Mani dam rose to 576.30 metre against the maximum level of 594.36 metre as catchment area of the dam received rainfall of 88 mm. The water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1759.85 feet against the maximum level of 1819 feet as the catchment area received rainfall of 171 mm.

Heavy rains continued to lash parts of the State on Tuesday. Intermittent rain lashed Sagar, Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Shikaripur, Sorab taluks.  Thirthahalli and Hosanagar taluks were the worst affected.

The schools and colleges remained closed on Tuesday also. In the last 24 hours, Agumbe recorded rainfall of 87.5 mm, Thirthahalli-72.4 mm, Yadur-119 mm, Hulikal-90 mm and Mastikatte-105.80 mm. 

A concrete pillar worth Rs 1.50 crore of the bridge which is under construction was collapsed at Pataguppa in Hosanagar taluk.

Chennai-based  company was entrusted with the responsibility of constructing a bridge across the River Sharavathi in the taluk at a cost of Rs 40 crore and the pillar was part of the project.

Belagavi

Khanapur town and various villages of the taluk have been receiving heavy rains for the last four days but the intensity reduced on Tuesday. Rivers Mahadayi and Malaprabha have swollen due to torrential rains. A tree was uprooted on Belagavi-Talguppa state highway affecting movement of vehicles.

The bridge across River Krishna between Kallol-Yadur villagers was under water. Heavy downpour in the catchment areas of the river has pushed up the water level in the river. So is the case with Doodhganga and Vedganga  rivers.

Kodagu/Chikkamagaluru

The Kodagu district administration has declared holiday for schools and colleges on Wednesday also as heavy rains continued to lash the district.

Landslide was reported in Napoklu, Sampaje and Bhagamandala area following rain. The connecting road to Bhagamandala has been inundated and the movement of vehicles have been affected.  Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, Chikkamagaluru, Kalasa and Mudigere too received heavy rains.

Hassan

Sakleshpur town in Hassan district continued to receive heavy rains for the fifth consecutive day. Normal life has been affected as the whole of Sakleshpur taluk has been without power for five days. A huge tree fell on Mudigere-Sakleshpur road affecting traffic for more than six hours. The inflow into Hemavathi reservoir has increased.

Uttara Kannada

The district received moderate rains on Tuesday. However, the Arabian Sea has become violent with gigantic waves hitting the shore resulting in sea erosion.

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