Heavy rains in Gadag, Ballari

Heavy rains in Gadag, Ballari

Heavy rains lashed parts of Gadag and Ballari districts on Monday.

While it rained for more than an hour in Gadag town, Mundaragi, Dambal and Naregal received moderate rains.  The farmers in the district were a worried lot with there being no rains for the past one week. Onion and cotton crops had started to wither away for want of rains. There was waterlogging in several places in the town affecting movement of vehicles.

Hoovinahadagali hobli in Ballari district received good rains towards the evening. Rains had vanished after farmers sowed the land in June. Farmers say that Monday’s rain won’t help them salvage the kharif crop. Moderate to heavy rains lashed various parts of Shivamogga district.

Heavy rains lashed Bhadravathi town for more than 30 minutes in the afternoon. Thirthahalli, Hosanagar, some parts of Shivamogga received moderate rains. Water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1,792.80 feet against maximum level of 1,819 feet.

Dakshina Kannada district experienced drizzle for most part of the day.  In the last 24 hours, the district has received an average of 11.6 mm rainfall.

On the other hand, Kodagu district received an average of 5.74 mm rainfall. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,856.03 feet.

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