Inflow into river Krishna rises, relief being planned

Inflow into river Krishna rises, relief being planned

The inflow into river Krishna and its tributaries increased on Friday with nearly 2 lakh cusecs water flowing into the state from neighbouring Maharashtra.

Deputy Commissioner S Ziyaullah, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer R Ramchandran and Assistant Commissioner Chikkodi Subdivision Geeta Koulgi visited flood-prone areas and alerted residents.

Options are being explored for creating temporary gruel centres (for flood-hit people) and goshalas (for livestock) in case the river floods the taluks.

A total of nine bridges including six low-lying bridges in Chikkodi and one in Raibag and two in Athani taluk, are inundated. Inflow from Maharashtra increased to 1.81 lakh cusecs on Friday.

Inflow into river Krishna from Rajapur barrage is 1.52 lakh cusecs and 29,216 cusecs from Doodhganga. Hippargi barrage has been receiving inflow of 2.03 lakh cusecs and the outflow is 2.02 lakh cusecs.