Intermittent rain continues in districts

Intermittent rain continues in districts

Intermittent rain continued to lash several parts of the State on Thursday. But the intensity was low when compared with the last few days at some places in Shivamogga district.

Hosanagar, Thirthahalli, Shivamogga, Bhadravathi and Sagar in Shivamogga district received a good spell of rain throughout the day. Some parts of Shikaripur and Sorab also received moderate rainfall.

In the last 24 hours, Hosanagar taluk received the highest rainfall of 198.2 mm, followed by Yadur with 151 mm, Mastikatte-138 mm, Hulikal-121 mm, Thirthahalli-78.80 mm, Sagar-38.80 mm, Sorab-35.20 mm, Shikaripur-14.40 mm, Shivamogga-13.40 mm and Bhadravathi with 11.20 mm.

Meanwhile, the water level in Mani dam rose to 577.10 metre against the maximum level of 594.36 metre as catchment area of the dam received a rainfall of 115 mm. The inflow of water was 4,447 cusecs.

The water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1765.40 feet against the maximum level of 1,819 feet as catchment area of the dam received rainfall of 136.60 mm. The inflow of water was 38,900 cusecs.

Electricity supply was disrupted in 180  villages in Hosanagar taluk over the last six days as branches of trees fell on electric poles due to strong winds. Of them, electricity connection has been restored to 104 villages. Mescom is said to have suffered a loss of Rs 40.25 lakh due to the rain.

Rain lashed through the Uttara Kannada district intermittently on Thursday. The intensity of the rain was more. Mundgod received heavy rain. The rain at Joida and Haliyal was normal.

Rainfall lashed Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumta, Karwar, Sirsi, Siddapur and Yellapur from morning to evening.

The water level has increased in rivers due to heavy rain Malnad region. High tides were witnessed in the Arabian Sea due to an increase in the air pressure.

Low-lying bridges across river Krishna and its tributaries Doodhganga and Vedganga have submerged in the rivers taking the tally of the low-lying bridges/barrages getting closed to road traffic to six in Belagavi district on Thursday.

Kallol-Yadur bridge across river Krishna, Jatrat-Bhiveshi, Akkol-Sunnargi and Bhoj-Kunnar bridges across river Vedganga and Karadga-Bhoj, Mallikwad-Dattawad bridges across river Doodhganga have submerged in river water. Traffic on these bridges-cum-barrages has been diverted to alternative roads.

Ten houses were damaged to heavy rains at Amte village in Khanapur taluk. Though rains gave respite on Thursday, Kankumbi recorded 13 cm and Jamboti 11 cm rainfall.

KRS water level

Today’s level: 92.90 ft
Maximum level: 124.80 ft
Inflow: 26,978 cusecs
Outflow: 8,889 cusecs

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