Rains intensify in Kodagu district

Rains intensify in Kodagu district

Water-level at Harangi goes up

Rains have intensified in Kodagu. The district has received an average rainfall of 55.85 mm in the last 24 hours. Following the heavy downpour, the Abbi Falls, one of the prominent tourist centres of the district has regained its original glory.

Since the Harangi upstream areas have received good rains, the water-level at Harangi reservoir has increased 3 feet further. It was 2,807.52 feet on Friday, which has increased to 2810.57 feet on Saturday. The inflow is 2,459 cusecs. A total of 1.89 TMC feet water has been collected in the reservoir so far.

“Even though 0.75 TMC feet water is considered as unusable, 1.1 TMC feet water is available for the farmer,” said the officials of Cauvery Water Corporation.
However, since the entire district is receiving good rains, there is no need to release water from the dam.

If the water-level increased to 2,856 feet, water will be released to the canal and Cauvery river through crest gates, after analysing the inflow.

Talacauvery-Bhagamandala areas too received incessant rains on Saturday afternoon. The Triveni Sangama was full on Friday. Flood water had encroached the Napoklu-Bhagamandala road too. However, rain receded a little on Friday night. Water has gushed into some paddy fields due to continued downpour on Saturday. However, the traffic between Bhagamandala and Talacauvery has not affected.

In the last 24 hours, Madikeri taluk has received 68.4 mm rainfall, Virajpet has received 54.07 mm and Somwarpet has got 45.09 mm rainfall. The rains are expected to intensify further.

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