Hydel units at Almatti work at full throttle, generate 290 MW

Last Updated : 25 September 2016, 20:14 IST
Last Updated : 25 September 2016, 20:14 IST

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 With the Almatti reservoir filling to the brim following copious rains in the catchment areas of the River Krishna, the power production at the hydel units of the dam too has reached its peak.

According to the sources in the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited, the six hydel units at the Almatti dam have been together generating 290 MW per day.

Meanwhile, the inflow into the Almatti dam went up to 64,098 cusecs on Sunday. As much as 45,000 cusecs of water is being released from the KPCL side of the reservoir, while the
total outflow is 64,098 cusecs. The dam has 123.081 tmc feet of water (maximum capacity).
According to the officials of the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited (KBJNL), there was no need to release water for irrigation purposes at present since the command areas of the dam had been receiving good rains.

Last year, the inflow of water into the dam had stopped in August itself whereas the reservoir had been getting water even by the end of September this time. Given the present situation, it is estimated the command areas of the Krishna river could get water till March next year.

Meanwhile, moderate rains continued to lash several parts of the state on Sunday too.
Hosapete town and surrounding areas received intermittent rains for the whole day.

There was drizzling in the coastal and malnad areas of the Uttara Kannada district. However, Karwar, Bhatkal, Kumta and Ankola had been receiving heavy rains since Saturday night. The inflow into Supa reservoir has increased. The water level in the dam stood at 546.54 meter against maximum of 564 meter.

Koppal and surrounding areas received moderate rains on Sunday.
Moderate to heavy rains continued to lash Shivamogga district on Sunday.
Thirthahalli, Hosanagar, Sagar received good spell of rains intermittently throughout the day. Water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1795.90 feet against the maximum level of 1819 feet.

Parts of Dakshina Kannada district experienced moderate rainfall. In the last 24 hours, Sullia received 24 mm rainfall, followed by Puttur—21 mm and Bantwal, Belthangandy, Mangaluru –– 12 mm respectively.

Madikeri too experienced drizzle. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,847.30 feet.

Published 25 September 2016, 20:14 IST

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