Flood situation eases as rains relent in State

There has been a general retardation in the rains in the State. The water levels in rivers and reservoirs have shown a declining trend as a result.

There was moderate rain in Uttara Kannada district on Monday. But there was heavy rain in Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumta, Ankola and Karwar in the morning. There was intermittent rain thereafter.

The water level in River Gundabala is rising at Honnavar. The rainfall in the district was recorded at 36.9 mm in the last 24 hours. While the average rainfall in the district is 598.3 mm, the quantum has been 462 mm so far this month.

Belgaum

The receding rains in Maharashtra have decreased inflow of water into the State. The water level in River Krishna and its tributaries are receding in Chikodi taluk. The rains have taken a break in Khanapur taluk, forest areas in particular, bringing relief for the people. 

Among the six low-lying bridges that had submerged in river water, five were opened to road traffic on Monday. The Kallol-Yadur bridge is still under water. 

Water inflow to the State from Maharashtra came down to 68,014 cusecs on Monday. The inflow from Kalammawadi dam into river Doodhganga was 10,242 cusecs and from Rajapur barrage, it was 57,772 cusecs.

The catchment areas of River Krishna and its tributaries have recorded low rainfall in the past 24 hours. Farming activities have picked up in Khanapur taluk, where rainfall has receded.  Some of the roads like Olmani-Uchwade have remained cutoff with water levels yet to recede. Water levels in rivers Malaprabha, Pandari and the streams are yet to return to normal.

Shimoga

Intermittent rain continued to lash several parts of the district on Monday.
Shimoga, Bhadravathi, Thirthahalli, Hosanagar, Shikaripur, Sagar, Sorab taluks received moderate rain. Both Shimoga and Bhadravathi taluks witnessed cloudy weather throughout the day. But the sun was partly visible in the other taluks since afternoon. Though rain receded, the woes of the people continued, following the collapse of bridges and damage to roads.

Students in rural areas of Hosanagar and Thirthahalli taluks are struggling to reach their schools and colleges due to this. They are demanding that the authorities concerned take suitable steps on a priority basis. 

There has been no drastic rise in water levels of various dams across the district. The water level in Linganamakki dam witnessed a slight rise. It was 1811.25 feet against the maximum level of 1819 feet. The inflow of water was 20,520 cusecs and the outflow 2,529 cusecs. As many as 4,509 cusecs of water was released from four crest gates of Bhadra dam as the water level was almost close to the maximum level of 186 feet. However, there has been decline in the outflow when compared with the last week, following scanty rain in the catchment areas.

D-K, Kodagu

The rains have weakened in Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. There was only drizzling at many places. As the inflow of water into Harangi reservoir has declined, the autorities have stopped releasing water to the river. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,856.45 feet. The inflow of water was 6,209 cusecs and outflow 1,350 cusecs into the canals. The sky remained overcast throughout the day.

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