Rivers overflow, dams full in Kodagu district

District admn declares 2-day holiday for all schools, colleges

Rivers overflow, dams full in Kodagu district

Water in Triveni Sangama at Bhagamandala is overflowing. Water has clogged on Bhagamandala-Napoklu-Ayyangeri road upto 2 feet. Holiday has been declared to all the primary, high school and PU Colleges on Friday and Saturday.

Meanwhile, Chiklihole reservoir has become full. The water has been overflowing from the crescent moon shaped reservoir wall, serving a lavish spectacle to the tourists. The flood in river Cauvery has not subsided. Heavy rains in Southern Kodagu has contributed to increase in water level in Lakshmanatheertha river. Road connectivity between Harihara-Balyamanduru has been cut off due to the flood. Water has surged into farm land in Kanur-Nittur area.

A total of 13,200 cusec water was released from Harangi reservoir on Thursday morning. The inflow of water which was about 16,646 cusecs in the morning, reduced to 9,400 cusec by afternoon. About 9,200 cusec water was released through crust gate.

District received 64.03 mm rainfall over the last 24 hours. Madikeri taluk received 80.60 mm rainfall, Virajpet received 45.23 mm, Somwarpet taluk received 66.27 mm rainfall.
Shanthalli in Somwarpet received highest rainfall of 156.20 mm followed by Bhagamandala at 98.40 mm, Sampaje at 93.40 mm, Madikeri at 92.40 mm, Shimangala at 87 mm, Hudikeri at 77.50 mm, Somwarpet at 55 mm, Kushalnagar at 36.60 mm and Ponnampete at 29.20 mm.

Chiklihole reservoir full

Chiklihole reservoir, one of the three reservoirs on the course of river Cauvery was full on Thursday. With this, hundreds of tourists came to the spot to see the lavish spectacle of the water flowing over the crescent moon shaped reservoir wall. Chiklihole, which is the smallest reservoir in the state is the third reservoir to go full after Kabini and Harangi reservoirs.

This reservoir is distinct because it does not have any crest gate. The reservoir is 72.6 mts high and 0.18 tmc water can be stored in it. This reservoir usually gets full by first week of June but this year the reservoir went full only during last week of July due to decrease in rainfall.

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