Fury continues on Cauvery course

Cauvery water entered several layouts in Kushalnagar and inundated over 100 houses. DH photo

Rain fury continued unabated in Kodagu district with vehicular movement being hit on a majority of the roads connecting district headquarters Madikeri.

The Madikeri-Somwarpet state highway was washed away in flood at Hattihole. About 300 metres of the road caved in, affecting the movement of vehicles. The road at Mageri too has been damaged.

As a huge quantity of water was released from the Harangi reservoir, the bridge at Kanive village is submerged, disrupting movement of vehicles on the Kushalnagar-Hassan road. A landslide at Mekeri hit traffic on the Madikeri-Virajpet road.

Soil caved in on a parked vehicle and the vehicle was washed away to a stream. The driver had a miraculous escape.

Soil that had caved in on the Madikeri-Mangaluru national highway could not be cleared. Movement of vehicles on the stretch cannot be allowed for the time being, said officials.

Cauvery water entered several layouts in Kushalnagar and inundated over 100 houses. The NDRF team has reached Kodagu and is engaged in rescue operation.

Rivers Cauvery and Lakshmanatheertha submerged over 100 hecares of farm land. Bhagamandala too is inundated. The road connecting Napoklu to Bhagamandala, Moornadu, Madikeri and Parane has been closed for vehicular movement. All the affected residents have been shifted to gruel centres. Holiday has been declared to schools and colleges in Kodagu district.

The Shiradi Ghat connecting Mangaluru to Bengaluru remains closed for the second consecutive day with landslides occuring at multiple locations.

The flood waters have receded in Uppinangady and Bantwal. The water level in rivers Nethravathi and Kumaradhara has come down. In the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Wednesday, DK district received an average of 113.5 mm rain.
Due to landslip-related disruptions between Subrahmanya Road and Sakleshpur stations on the Mangaluru-Hassan Junction section, train number 16512 Kannur –Mangaluru Central–Bengaluru Express (via Kunigal) on Wednesday will be diverted to run via Palakkad-Erode–Tirupattur route, said a press release. Rain receded in Chikkamagaluru, Mudigere, Koppa and Sringeri taluks of Chikkamagaluru district. 

A flood-like situation prevails in low-lying of Bhadravathi town and Sidlipura Colony of Holehonnur town. This follows the discharge of 78,358 cusecs of water from Bhadra dam. The inflow was 68,763 cusecs. But vehicular movement on BH Road has resumed.

Though water level in the rivers Tunga, Malathi decreased slightly in Thirthahalli taluk, the flood situation continues. The inflow of water into Linganamakki dam was 58,897 cusecs and outflow was 18,650 cusecs. The inflow of water into Tunga dam was 96,150 cusecs and outflow was 94,809 cusecs. Sagar, Shikaripur, Sorab, Hosanagar received moderate to heavy rains.

The revetment wall constructed across River Bhadra near the dam collapsed following the huge discharge of of water in the evening. A minor bridge in front of the dam was also damaged partially.

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