Showers taper off in Shimoga district

Showers taper off in Shimoga district

Brave-hearts navigate through Tunga river

Rains happiness DC Pankaj Kumar Pandey, SP Murughan enjoying rafting on Tunga river along with members of Sahasa Samskruta Academy in Shimoga on Sunday. DH photo

Hosanagar received 148 mm rainfall, while 55.2 mm rain was recorded in Agumbe. Water level in Linganamakki and Bhadra reservoirs have risen by four feet each in the last 24 hours.

Linganamakki reservoir had 1,796.50 feet water with 82,199 cusecs inflow. In Bhadra reservoir 172.9 feet water was recorded, with 42,962 cusecs inflow.

Traffic resumed on the roads which were blocked by overflowing Tunga and Dandavati rivers. A landslide near Kadasuru has disrupted vehicular movement along Sorab-Siddapur Road.

It was also time for some thrill and merry in Malnad as the lion-hearted members of Sahasa Samskruta Academy navigated through Tunga river.

Discharge of 1.50 lakh cusecs was maintained from the reservoir in the upstream during the adventure trip.

They sailed 16-km distance on the river from the City and reached Kudli, the place where rivers Tunga and Bhadra meet. Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey and Superintendent of Police Murughan were part of the adventure team.

Adventurist A N Vijayendra Rao, who heads Sahasa Samskruta Academy, is navigating the river for the sixth consecutive year to enlighten the people on the need to conserve the environment.

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