Rain on the wane, dams fill up

Rain subsided on Friday after battering Malnad and the coast in the last few days. However, reservoirs continued to get good inflow while several bridges across Krishna, Varada and Pandari rivers remain submerged following heavy rain in Western Ghats.

Water-level in Krishna river has increased following heavy rain in its catchment in Maharashtra. Six low-lying bridges across Krishna and its tributaries Vedganga and Doodhganga remain submerged in river waters. Datta Temple at Narasimhawadi in Kolhapur district, located on the banks of the confluence of Krishna and Panchaganga rivers, is under water. Malaprabha, Mahadayi, Pandari have swollen owing to heavy rain in Khanapur taluk.

A British-era bridge built across Pandari river at Chandewadi in Dandeli taluk has remained under water, causing grave hardships to the students, office-goers and the daily wagers. The villagers are forced to take a detour for about 30 km to reach towns.

Tungabhadra river has come alive after water from Tunga reservoir at Gajanuru in Shivamogga district and Bhadra reservoir was let into the river. The water-level in the river has reached 9.5 metre, 2.5 metre short of danger mark.

A bridge across Varada river, a tributary of Tungabhadra, between Banawasi and Ajjarani has been submerged under river water.

Tungabhadra reservoir in Hosapete taluk, Ballari district, has received a whopping 17 tmcft water in the last four days. The storage level of the TB dam on Friday stood at 59.45 tmcft. It was a mere 14.03 tmcft during the corresponding period last year.

The inflow into the Tungabhadra reservoir has increased after the water from Tunga reservoir was let out. The volume of inflow will remain same for next few days, Tungabhadra Board official told DH.

 Sakleshpur and surrounding areas received moderate rain on Friday.

While rain subsided in many parts of the state, parts of Kodagu district continued to receive moderate to heavy showers in spells on Friday.

The Mysuru-Bantwal national highway (NH-275) has cracked in many places.
The district police have set up barricades at places vulnerable to landslides as a warning to motorists.

After Shiradi ghat was shut down, this route (NH-275) has seen a sharp increase in traffic.

Parts of Shivamogga recorded moderate to heavy rainfall while Kalaburagi district experienced light showers on Thursday night and Friday.

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