Water level continues to rise in Tungabhadra dam

Water level continues to rise in Tungabhadra dam

Water level continues to rise in Tungabhadra dam

With the monsoon playing hide and seek in the state, the inflow into the dams has been varying every day. While water level in the Tungabhadra dam near Hosapete in Ballari district has been increasing, the Harangi and the Almatti dams are depicting a dismal picture.

In the last 24 hours, more than 1 tmcft water has flown into Tungabhadra dam. On Thursday, the water level stood at 8.664 tmcft, while the inflow was 11.506 cusecs.

With release of water from the Tunga dam in Shivamogga district, the inflow into the Tungabhadra dam in Hosapete has increased. In the last four days, at least 4 tmcft of water has flown into the dam. Water upto 3 tmcft can be filled in the Tunga dam in Shivamogga.

Even a small  amount of rainfall helps fill the Tunga dam and thus, additional water is let out from the dam continuously, thereby increasing the water level in the Tungabhadra dam, said an official of the Tungabhadra Dam Adminsitrative Board.

For the last couple of years, farmers in Hospate region were unable to cultivate second crops. This year too, the situation is very bleak. But the fact that the dam is full, has brought cheer to farmers’ faces.

Almatti dam

Due to decrease of rainfall in the Western Ghats region of Maharashtra, the inflow into the Lal Bahaddur Shastri Sagar Dam at Almatti has decreased. The inflow to the dam on Wednesday stood at 40,547 cusecs, while on Thursday, it was 29,319 cusecs. On Thursday, the water level stood at 510.60 metres. In the last 24 hours, the inflow into the dam stood at 2,533 tmcft, according to souces in the KBJNL.

Harangi dam

With decrease in rains in the catchment area of Harangi dam, the inflow of water to the dam has also reduced. The maximum limit is 2,859 feet, while the water level on Thursday stood at 2,827.92 feet. The inflow is 680 cusec.

Moderate rainfall

A few parts in Uttar Kannada district received moderate rainfall. It drizzled for some time in Bhatkal, Kumta, Karwar, Mundgod and Siddapur.

In the last 24 hours, the district has received a total of 203.1 mm of rainfall, while, an average of 18.5 mm of rainfall has been recorded. Ankola has received 23 mm of rainfall, Bhatkal 35 mm, Haliyal 13.2 mm, Honnavar 22.6 mm, Karwar 9.2 mm, Kumta 20.4 mm, Mundgod 2.2 mm, Siddapur 14.8 mm, Sirsi 16.5 mm, Joida 39.8 mm and Yellapur 6.4 mm of rainfall.

Kodagu witnessed drizzling even on Thursday. Shanivarasanthe, Napoklu and Bhagamandala received good rainfall for half an hour. As on Thursday morning, there has been an average rainfall of 16.14 mm. Last year during the same period, the district had received 12.81 mm of rainfall.

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