Monsoon gains momentum in many districts

Monsoon gains momentum in many districts

Monsoon gains momentum in many districts

After a lull, monsoon gained momentum in a few parts of the state. Heavy rains were reported late on Wednesday night and throughout  Thursday in many districts.

Ballari district witnessed good showers. Several villages in Ballari taluk received rain for more than two hours. The Kanaka Durgamma temple and the railway underpass on the district stadium road in the city are inundated.

Power supply was disrupted in several parts of the city on Wednesday night and the situation continued on Thursday also.

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Raichur district late on Wednesday night.
Several low-lying areas were inundated and rainwater gushed into several houses in a few localities, inconveniencing families in Shaktinagar. Residents of Labour Colony were seen draining off rain water from their houses.

At least 45 mm of rainfall has been reported in Devasugur. Most of the streams and ponds in the district are full and the tank bund in Yeragera village is developing cracks at several places. The water tank is nearly full.

After a brief lull, Mysuru and Hassan cities experienced heavy rain for more than an hour on Thursday evening.

Mysuru city, which was cloudy since afternoon, received rains for more than an hour towards the evening.  The Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir authorities have started releasing more water from the dam into the river since Wednesday midnight.

Scanty rains in Mandya

However, Mandya city and surrounding areas received scanty rains on Thursday evening. The water level of Hemavathi dam stood at 2,894 ft on July 28 against the maximum level of 2,922 ft.

The inflow was 1,640 cusec and outflow 2,600 cusec.
Moderate to heavy rains lashed various parts of Shivamogga district on Thursday.
Shivamogga, Thirthahalli, Hosanagar, Sagar, Bhadravathi received rains intermittently throughout the day. Shikaripur and Sorab received moderate rains.

Water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1,780.25 feet against the maximum level of 1,819 feet. The inflow of water was 2,068 cusecs. Water-level in the Mani dam rose to 579.70 metres against the maximum level of 594.36 metres. The inflow of water was 2,040 cusecs and the outflow was 1,754 cusecs.