River Krishna in spate, it keeps pouring in State

River Krishna in spate, it keeps pouring in State

River Krishna in Bagalkot district has been in spate since Thursday night, marooning several villages and forcing people to use boat to reach the twin towns of Rabakavi-Banahatti. It kept pouring in several parts of Karnataka on Friday but rainfall receded in some other regions of the State.

The inflow at Hipparagi dam stood at 95,000 cusecs on Friday, while an equal amount of water is being let out. The present water level in the dam is 521.40 metres, according to assistant engineer, Irrigation department, V S Nayak.

Residents of Athani taluk in Belagavi district are using boats to reach Rabakavi-Banahatti. Several places in Maharashtra are receiving good rainfall, leading to swelling of River Krishna. Mahabaleshwar has received 20 mm of rainfall, Warana 40 mm, Navuja 51 mm, Koyna 38 mm and Kolhapur 6 mm. Sangli didn’t receive any rainfall, Nayak said.

It’s pouring in Hassan

Good spell of rainfall continued in Arkalgud, Sakleshpur and Alur taluks of Hassan district on Friday. These taluks have been receiving good rain for the past week. Showers were reported in Arkalgud, Hassan and Sakleshpur taluks on Thursday night. The rain subsided in the morning but picked up pace in the afternoon. In 24 hours till Friday morning, parts of Sakleshpur taluk received a maximum of 87.8 mm rainfall. Arkalgud and Alur recorded 40.4 mm and 28 mm rainfall respectively.
DK, Chikkamagaluru

With intermittent rains lashing Dakshina Kannada, the water-level in river Kumaradhara has increased and water started flowing on the bridge built across Kumaradhara in Subrahmanya, affecting the movements of devotees to the temple. Vehicles remained stranded on either side of the road till afternoon. But water level receded in the afternoon. Water had also entered shops in snanaghatta (bathing ghat) of Subrahmanya.

On the other hand, the increase in water level of Gundya stream, the Hosamata bridge on Uppinangady-Kadaba state highway was affected for eight hours. There was eight feet water on the bridge, inconveniencing the road users. Students from Kadaba, Ramakunja, Subrahmanya were severely inconvenienced.

The intensity of rain has receded in Malnad, but the sky remained overcast. Intermittent rains continue to lash Mudigere, Sringeri, and Koppa taluks. The Tunga river is flowing at danger level in Sringeri.


Heavy rains continue to lash Kodagu district. In the last 24 hours, Bhagamandala has received 26 cm rainfall. River Cauvery is in spate in Talacauvery, Bhagamandala, Napoklu, Siddapura and Kushalnagar.

With the river Cauvery reaching danger level, residents of Nelyahuidkeri and Karadigodu situated on the banks of the river have been moved to safer areas. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,826.44 feet. The inflow of water was 2,000 feet.


In Shivamogga, people had a break from incessant rain that had lashed several parts of the district over the last a few days.

Intermittent rain lashed Hosanagar, Thirthahalli, Sagar, parts of Bhadravathi, Shikaripur, Sorab and Shivamogga. But the intensity was low.

In the last 24 hours, Yadur received 178 mm rainfall, Hulikal 156 mm and Mastikatte 147.20 mm. The water level at Mani dam rose to 577.60 metres against the maximum level of 594.36 metre as catchment area of the dam received rain of 152 mm.

The inflow of water was 5,177 cusecs.

The water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1,768.00 feet against the maximum level of 1,819 feet as catchment area of the dam received 82 mm rain. The inflow of water was 38,432 cusecs.

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