Swollen Tungabhadra submerges Hampi monuments

Swollen Tungabhadra submerges Hampi monuments

Several monuments, including the famed Kodandarama Temple, at Hampi, have remained under water due to the heavy discharge of water from Tungabhadra dam on Friday.

The dam authorities released a staggering 1,94,809 cusecs downstream.
Thirty-two families near the banks of the river at Kampli have been evacuated to safer locations.

A bridge linking Nitturu and Herakal in Siraguppa taluk has been submerged. The Karnataka Road Transport Corporation has stopped bus service to Siraguppa, Kampli, Kenchanagudda, Mannur Herakal, Nadavi, Sugur and surrounding villages owing to flood.

Coracle operators in Siraguppa and Kampli taluks are making quick bucks by charging a hefty fee from villagers for crossing over the overflowing river.

Meanwhile, those living in the villages and the towns on the banks of upstream Tungabhadra received some respite from the flood. The water level in the river has receded and the life has returned to normal at Kumarapatna and Guttal in Haveri district and villages in Mundargi taluk of Gadag district.

However, the farmers in the region have lost crops cultivated on hundreds of hectares.

The flood situation in the villages and towns in the Krishna basin in Belagavi and Bagalkot districts has worsened further with rain pounding the Western Ghats in south Maharashtra.

Krishna, Vedganga and Doodhganga are flowing at above danger mark at several places following heavy discharge from Koyna dam in Maharashtra.

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