KRS reservoir inching towards 100-ft mark

KRS reservoir inching towards 100-ft mark

The water level in Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) dam at Srirangapatna, Mandya district, reached 99.6 ft on Saturday evening and is expected to hit the 100-ft mark by Sunday morning. The maximum level of the dam is 124.8 ft.

The inflow to the dam was 28,132 cusec on June 16 and the outflow 451 cusecs.

The water level in the dam has increased by 23 ft in the last six days, thanks to the copious rain in the Cauvery catchment area.

The water level stood at 98.20 ft on Saturday morning, with an inflow of 31,037 cusecs, whereas it was 67.78 ft on the corresponding day last year, with an inflow of 1,515 cusecs and an outflow of 861 cusecs.


The Tungabhadra dam in Hosapete taluk in Ballari district received an inflow of around five tmc ft on a single day on Saturday.

The storage in the reservoir, which was 11.91 tmc ft, rose to 16.38 tmc ft. The inflow to the dam was 52,136 cusecs. The reservoir received a total inflow of 11 tmc ft in the last three years.