Flood situation eases in Cauvery, Krishna rivers

Flood situation eases in Cauvery, Krishna rivers

Water inflow into River Krishna from Maharashtra came down to 1.22 lakh cusecs. (DH File Photo)

The flood-like situation along the banks of River Krishna and its tributaries seems to be easing with inflow of water from Maharashtra into the state receding for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.

While four low-lying bridges in Chikkodi had reopened for road traffic on Tuesday, two more are expected to open by evening on Wednesday.

Water inflow into River Krishna from Maharashtra came down to 1.22 lakh cusecs. Inflow from Rajapur barrage across the border came down to 1.06 lakh cusecs and from River Doodhganga to 22176 cusecs. Water in the rivers too is flowing at normal level and came down by about three feet in two days.

Showers receded in Kodagu district on Wednesday.

NH caves in

The torrential rain for the last few days led to the caving in of the Mysuru-Mani National Highway 275 at Katakeri in Madikeri taluk, Kodagu district on Wednesday. The stretch had developed cracks a few days ago. If the road caves in completely, the connectivity between Madikeri and Mangaluru will be affected. The portion where the road caved in has been barricaded. With the ban on heavy vehicles on Shiradi Ghat, the density of vehicles is high on the stretch. The road can be repaired only after rain stops, officials said. 

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