Rain continues to ravage coastal districts, Kodagu, Shimoga

Dam washed away, houses damaged but reservoirs full

Rain continues to ravage coastal districts, Kodagu, Shimoga

The monsoon continued to cause havoc across the State on Wednesday.
The Haleri vented dam was washed away following heavy rain at Badaga Mijaru village near Moodbidiri in Dakshina Kannada district.

Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts recorded rain throughout the day. A huge log of a tree, which came floating in the water, hit the dam resulting in cracks developing in it and it collapsed after some time.

The Koppadakumeru and Todaru villages have been cut off from each other after the dam was washed away, putting 100 families into duress. Schoolchildren and members of the milk producers union are finding it difficult to commute from one place to another. Water bodies in the region have been overflowing due to the rain in the last couple of days.   

A wall collapsed at the government higher primary school at Kodavur on the outskirts of Udupi and the loss has been estimated at Rs two lakh. The average rainfall in Dakshina Kannada district has been recorded at 79.8 mm, with Belthangady taluk receiving the highest of 144.6 mm. The rainfall in Udupi taluk was recorded at 140 mm.

Kodagu

A huge rock pierced through the roof and fell inside a house on Ayyappaswamy Road at Kallukore Colony of Virajpet in the district during heavy rain Tuesday night.

Shivu, 8, and Sanjay, 3, who were playing on a cot in the house, had a miraculous escape. Shivu heard the sound of the rock rolling down a slope and ran towards the kitchen carrying Sanjay just in time. The sharp edge of one of the pieces of the cement roof hit Sandeep’s head and he suffered a minor injury. Shivu also suffered minor injuries.
Many household articles were damaged in the incident. The loss has been estimated at Rs 80,000.

Shimoga

Moderate rainfall continued throughout Shimoga district on Wednesday. The water level in the Linganamakki reservoir stood at 1,800.7 feet (maximum level 1,819 feet). The water level was 1,808.3 feet during the corresponding period last year. The inflow into the reservoir was 28,541 cusec and the outflow stood at 471.94 cusec. The rain recorded in the catchment area of the dam was four cm.

The  inflow into the Bhadra reservoir stood at 7,138 cusec, while the outflow was 1,200 cusec. The water level stood at 167.3 feet (maximum level 186 feet). The inflow into the Tunga reservoir has increased to 20,147 cusec, with an outflow of 17,500 cusec.

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