Heavy showers triggers sea erosion in Udupi district

Heavy showers triggers sea erosion in Udupi district

Sea erosion has intensified in coastal districts following heavy rain in the last few days. Huge waves have washed away a large chunk of land in Kuthpadi, Padukere, Malpe and Kaipunjalu of Udupi taluk.

Roads have developed cracks in some areas and services of JnNURM buses  to  Padukere, Malpe and Kaipunjalu have been suspended. Meanwhile, Dakshina Kannada received light rain on Friday. In the last 24 hours (ending on Friday 8 am), the district received an average of 32.7 mm rainfall.

It continued to rain in Kodagu district. While intermittent rain was reported from Bhagamandala, Talacauvery and Napoklu, Virajpet and Gonikoppa witnessed drizzling throughout the day.

Belagavi and surrounding villages received light rain. There was drizzling in Khanapur town and parts of the taluk. Sky remained overcast for the whole day. Incessant rain lashed Dharwad city while there were intermittent showers in Hubballi.

Intermittent rain continued to lash Malnad region on Friday. Hosanagar and Thirthahalli received rain intermittently while there was moderate rain in Shivamogga, Bhadravathi and Sagar. In the last 24 hours (ending Friday 8 am), Yadur in Hosanagar taluk received rainfall of 76 mm, Hulikal-49 mm, Mastikatte-63 mm, Mani-60 mm and Thirthahalli-37.20 mm. Water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1,754 feet against maximum level of 1,819 feet as catchment area received rainfall of 19 mm.
Various parts of Uttara Kannada district received rain on Friday. There was drizzling in Bhatkal, Honnavar, Karwar, Haliyal, Dandeli and Mundgod. In last 24 hours (ending Friday 8.30 am), the district received 312.40 mm of rainfall. Yellapur received 43.6 mm of rainfall, Siddapur (44.2 mm), Bhatkal (39 mm), Sirsi and Kumta (32 mm each), Joida (30.2 mm) and Ankola (26.6 mm).
DH News Service

Farmers suspect water release to TN

The activists of the Raitha Sangha and other organisations staged a protest by getting into Cauvery river at Srirangapatna in Mandya district on Friday, alleging that the state government was releasing water to Tamil Nadu from Krishnaraja Sagar dam. The farmers said that the government was releasing water even before the storage in KRS dam reached 100 feet. Farmers also staged a dharna in front of the office of Cauvery Neeravari Nigam in Mandya. They claimed that around 4,000 cusec of water was being released to Tamil Nadu since Thursday night.

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