100 acres under water in Jamkhandi

100 acres under water in Jamkhandi

100 acres under water in Jamkhandi

As much as 100 acres of agricultural land is under water in Jamkhandi taluk of Bagalkot district following floods in River Krishna.

The river water has gushed into Guheshwara Gadde village inundating farmlands. Kankanavadi-Jamkhandi road is under water snapping the road connectivity.

Meanwhile, all the 26 crest gates of the Almatti reservoir were closed on Sunday. The reservoir is almost full and only 45,000 cusecs of water is being released for power generation.

The inflow into the reservoir, which stood at 1.88 lakh cusecs on Saturday, came down to 1.40 lakh cusecs on Sunday as rains receded in the catchment areas in Maharashtra.

Water is being released for irrigation purposes to the command areas of the dam following the decision of the irrigation consultative committee. The reservoir irrigates as much as six lakh hectares.

The skies remained overcast in the Belagavi city. With the rains receding, eight bridges in the district were opened for traffic.

The bridges had submerged following floods in the River Krishna and its tributaries — Doodganga and Vedaganga. Rain lashed Dharwad and surrounding areas for more than two hours on Sunday afternoon. However, there was only a drizzle in Hubballi and surrounding areas.

It rained heavily for an hour in Gadag on Sunday, after a gap of nearly a week. Movement of vehicles was affected as several roads in the town were waterlogged.

It drizzled for the whole day in Karwar. Bhatkal, Kumta and Ankola in Uttara Kannada district received moderate rains.