Flood threat looms large

Continuous downpour brings back last years fears

On Monday afternoon, the water level in Krishna river near Kuduchi had risen by 11 metres. Every second, 1,31,986 cusecs of water was flowing into the river. If the water level continues to rise, it is feared that road connectivity between Karnataka and Maharashtra will be cut-off. All schools and colleges in Khanapur taluk were closed on Sunday.

Due to heavy rains in the catchment areas in Chikkodi taluk, the inflow of water from Krishna river to the State increased to 1,07264 cusecs.

In Shimoga
Heavy rains continued to batter Shimoga on Monday leading to increase in inflow to major reservoirs.

Water level in Linganamakki reservoir rose by 2.6 feet in the past 24 hours due to incessant rain in the catchment areas.

Water level in Linganamakki has reached 1,770 feet with 33,192 cusec inflow. The reservoir had 1801.95 feet water last year on the same day.
Water level in Mani reservoir has reached 577.97 metre. Bhadra reservoir had 155 feet water with 9,550 cusec inflow.

Agumbe has received 95 mm rain, Yadur 85 mm, Mani 74 mm, Mastikatte 71 mm, Hulikal 70 mm and 59.2 mm rain was recorded in Tirthahalli.
Rain lashed Shimoga, Bhadravati, Sorab and Shikaripur taluks too.

In Madikeri
The Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala was in full spate following heavy rains in Coorg on Monday morning.
Water level rose in river Cauvery and heavy rains continued to lash Ponampete, Hudikeri, Srimangala, Kutta and other regions in southern Coorg. Madikeri, Somwarpet, Napoklu and Shanivarasanthe too witnessed a downpour. The district recorded an average rainfall of 32.71 mm in the past 24 hours. Shanthalli recorded the maximum rainfall of 115.20 mm.
DH News Service

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