Heavy rains fill reservoirs in the state


Team Udayavani, Jun 19, 2018, 12:23 PM IST

Bengaluru: Substantial and unending rains, since the beginning of the southwest monsoon in Karnataka this month, have raised the water level in the state’s reservoirs, said an authority on Monday. 

“The water levels in the reservoir in the Cauvery river basin have gone up because of the rains in the catchment area over the last fortnight,” Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center (KSNDMC) Director G.S. Srinivasa Reddy said. 

Kabini reservoir in Mysuru region has been completely filled up of 16 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) because of the heavy rains, and the district authorities have been discharging the excess water back into the river. 

The water level of Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) dam in Mandya has gone above 100 feet of its aggregate 124 feet limit because of the continuous rains, Reddy said. 

Heavy rains had also sent rivers like Cauvery, Tunga, Bhadra and Netravathi into spate, flooding roads, submerging bridges and causing landslide in the Western Ghats that disturbed train and road transport in coastal, central and Malnad areas of the southern state. 

As indicated by the information from the India Meteorological Department’s Bengaluru centre, coastal and southern districts like Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Bagalkote, Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hassan and Kodagu have gotten a substantial amount of rain. 

While Ballari, Chamarajanagar and Mandya have gotten normal rains, Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Ramanagara and Tumakuru areas have been confronting a shortage in rainfall.

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