Heavy rain: water level in major dams goes up

Heavy rain: water level in major dams goes up

 Water level in major reservoirs of the state have seen a raise following copious rain catchment areas.

With Kodagu district receiving abundant rains, the inflow into the Krishanaraja Sagar reservoir has increased. The water level which stood at  67.88 feet on June 27 (Tuesday), rose to 68.85 feet on Wednesday. The inflow was 4,323 cusecs while the outflow was 1,109 cusecs. The water level on the corresponding date last year was 69.45 feet.

The inflow into the Kabini dam in HD Kote of Mysuru district too has increased due to rain in Kodagu.

The water level in the dam, which stood at 2,252 feet on Tuesday, went up to 2,256 feet on Wednesday. It had an inflow of 2,000 cusecs.

River Krishna has swollen in Chikkodi taluk of Belagavi district following heavy rain in the catchment areas in Maharashtra. Water level in tributaries - Panchganga, Doodhganga and Vedganga - too has increased. Around 15,000 cusecs of water was flowing into River Krishna from Maharashtra on Wednesday.

Low-lying bridges and barrages across these rivers have been submerged at few places. The bridge between Bavan and Saundatti was under water.

The inflow into Harangi reservoir stood at 1,401 cusecs. The water level in the dam was 2,820.06 feet against the maximum of 2,859 feet.

In Kodagu, Madikeri, Napoklu, Bhagamandala and Shanivarasanthe received good rain on Wednesday  afternoon. 

There was light rain in Dakshina Kannada district. Dank weather prevailed for most part of the day in Mangaluru.

In the last 24 hours (ending at 8 am on Wednesday), the district received an average of 30.3 mm rainfall. This includes 43.70 mm in Belthangady, 38.90 mm in Mangaluru, and 28.10 mm in Bantwal. Water level in River Nethravathi stood at 4.50 metres as against danger level of 8.50 metres in Bantwal.

Most parts of Uttara Kannada district such as Bhatkal, Honnavar, Gokarna and Dandeli received moderate rain. Rain accompanied by gusty winds, thunder and lightning lashed Karwar. The district received 206.30 mm of rain in the past 24 hours (ending at 8 am on Wednesday).

Some parts of Malnad region received moderate to heavy rain. Hosanagar taluk received good spell of rain since morning. Intermittent rain lashed Thirthahalli and Sagar. Moderate rain lashed some parts of Shivamogga and Bhadravathi taluks.
 
Light rain accompanied by gusty winds lashed Kalaburagi city and surrounding areas in the evening.


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