Dam levels keep rising as monsoon maintains tempo

Dam levels keep rising as monsoon maintains tempo

Dam levels keep rising as monsoon maintains tempo
Showers lashed many parts of the state on Monday. Heavy rains continued in Shivamogga district, pushing up water levels in dams and rivers. Thirthahalli, Hosanagar, Sagar in the district received heavy rains throughout the day. The rains lashed Thirthahalli for nearly an hour in the morning. It rained again heavily in the noon.

Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Shikaripur and Sorab received moderate rains. The water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1,774.45 feet against the maximum level of 1,819 feet. The inflow of water was 11,898 cusecs. Water level in Bhadra dam rose to 138.20 feet against the maximum level of 186 feet. The water level in Mani dam rose to 578.03 feet against the maximum level of 594.36 feet. The inflow of water 3502 cusecs.

Belagavi, Khanapur, Hukkeri, Chikodi, Raibag, Athani and parts of Gokak, Bailhongal received mild to heavy showers.

Belagavi and Khanapur towns and villages in the vicinity received heavy downpour. The rivers overflowed as a result.

River Markandeya overflowed and flooded agriculture lands at Uchgaon, Mannur and Ambewadi villages in Belagavi taluk. Intermittent rains were reported from Kudalasangama in Bagalkot district.

Rivers Malaprabha and Ghataprabha and their catchments received copious rains, increasing the water levels in Hidkal and Malaprabha dams.

Low-lying bridges in rivers Krishna, Doodhganga and Vedganga were submerged. Heavy rain was reported from Banahatti in Bagalkot district in the evening, throwing normal life out of gear and inconveniencing schoolgoing children. But the showers came as a blessing for the farming community, which has begun sowing activities.

Rain receded in Dakshina Kannada district. In the last 24 hours, the district received an average of 59.1 mm rainfall. The sky remained overcast throughout the day.

On the other hand, heavy rain coupled with gusty wind lashed Kalasa in Chikkamagaluru district.

With the uprooting of trees, several electricity poles have been damaged, disrupting power supply. A person died after a coconut tree fell on him at Udegere in Kadur taluk of the district. The deceased is Somla Naika (67). The incident occurred when he was grazing cattle in his field. Following gusty winds, a part of the tree broke off and fell on him. Naika died on the spot, due to serious injuries.

Heavy rain was reported in Bababudangiri. Rains have intensified in Mudigere and Malnad areas of Chikkamagaluru taluk. Intermittent rains were reported in Sringeri, Koppa and NR Pura. There was scattered rainfall in Kadur and Tarikere.

In the last 24 hours, Kodagu district received 48.69 mm rainfall. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,857.27 feet. The inflow was 15,223 cusecs.

The inflow of water into the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) dam in Mandya district was 6,381 cusecs, while the outflow was 3,766 cusecs. The water level in the dam was 91.65 feet against the maximum capacity of 124.80 feet.

Though Wayanad in Kerala is receiving good rains, the water level in Kabini reservoir (H D Kote taluk, Mysuru district) has not increased much. The inflow into the reservoir was 6,431 cusecs and outflow 3,500 cusecs. The water level in the reservoir, which has a maximum capacity of 2,284 feet, has reached 2,267.16 feet.

The inflow into Hemavathi reservoir in Hassan district has increased to 9,690 cusecs. The outflow was 1,500 cusecs. The water level in the dam stood at 2,890.95 feet against the maximum of 2,922 feet.
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