River Krishna nearing danger mark

Water level is nearing the danger mark; but inflow continues to swell the rivers and flood bridges. (DH Photo)

Heavy rains in the catchment areas of river Krishna and its tributaries in neighbouring Maharashtra have led to a constant increase in water levels in Chikkodi, Raibag and Athani taluks where the river flows.

The water level is nearing the danger mark, but inflow continues to swell the rivers and flood bridges.  

Six low-lying bridges across river Krishna and its tributaries Vedganga and Doodhganga are totally inundated. Alternative routes to surrounding villages have been opened for movement of people and vehicles. 

Inflow into river Krishna that was 70,052 cusecs on Thursday. It increased to 85,143 cusecs on Friday-- which is close to the danger mark. 

Water level at the confluence of rivers Krishna and Panchaganga has risen and water has flooded the Datta Temple located at Narasimhawadi in Kolhapur district on Friday. 

The palanquin ritual for the deity was carried out in waist-high water. Devotees from Karnataka visit the temple in large numbers round the year. 

 

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