2 villages submerged in Bagalkot district

2 villages submerged in Bagalkot district

2 villages submerged in Bagalkot district

Two villages in Bagalkot district were inundated in Krishna waters following heavy rains in Maharashtra and Belagavi district on Friday.

Water gushed into Mutturu and Kankanavadi villages in Jamkhandi taluk as water was released from Almatti reservoir too. The quarry of the cement factory in Bagalkot was flooded while vegetables grown on hundreds of acres on the basin of Ghataprabha river have been washed away.

Meanwhile, as much as 40,000 cusecs of water was released from the Almatti reservoir on Friday evening. The inflow into the dam stood at 2,00,859 cusecs.

The reservoir with  a total storage capacity of 123 tmc feet, had 86 tmc feet of water. C Anantharamu, the chief engineer of the dam said that a decision on releasing more water would be taken depending on the inflow on Saturday. The 290-MW hydel station in Almatti has started power generation, said Karnataka Power Corporation Limited Executive Engineer S B Bislapur.

Eight houses were partially damaged due to heavy downpour in Belagavi taluk. Meanwhile, rains receded in several parts of Shivamogga district on Friday. Shivamogga and Bhadravathi received moderate rains in the afternoon for a short period. The remaining parts of the district witnessed sunshine throughout the day.

Kodagu district received moderate rainfall on Friday. In the last 24 hours, the district recorded 11.13 mm rainfall.

The water-level in Harangi dam reservoir stood at 2,857.3 feet. Dakshina Kannada district received an average rainfall of 22.6 mm.

With copious rains in Cauvery catchment area, the inflow into Krishnaraja Sagar dam has increased. The water level at the reservoir was 96.65 ft on Friday against the maximum of 124.80 ft.

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