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Shivamogga: 7,300 cusecs water released from Tunga dam


Team Udayavani, Jun 14, 2021, 4:29 PM IST

Shivamogga: An engineer of the Upper Tunga project, Harish informed that 7,300 cusecs of excess water was released on Monday, June 14 from Tunga dam in Gajanuru village of Shivamogga following an increase in water levels due to heavy rainfall.

“Through crest gates, 1,500 cusecs and through the powerhouse, 5,800 cusec water has been released. 21 gates were opened to remove the excess water,” said Harish, an engineer of the Upper Tunga project.

He further said, “Tunga dam which is built across river Tunga in Gajanuru village of Shivamogga had filled up to the brim. The dam was overbrimming due to downpour in its catchments areas in Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga.”

Comparatively, the Tunga dam is a small one, constructed to provide drinking water to Shivamogga and for canal irrigation of paddy and areca nuts in the region, he added.

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