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Copious rains in Malnad, coastal region: Water level in reservoirs increase

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Bengaluru: The major reservoirs of the State are seeing a rapid increase in their water levels with the catchment areas in Malnad regions of the State receiving copious rains. Some of them have even reached danger levels causing fear of floods in the towns and villages adjacent to the banks.

On Saturday, June 19, the Kadra dam reservoir in Uttara Kannada district reached its brim, while 5,500 cusecs of water was released. Further, Tunga, Bhadra and Linganamakki reservoirs in Shivamogga too are near full with the water level in Bhadra going up by two feet in a day. A total of 29,000 cusecs of water flowed into Linganamakki.

With Wayanad in Kerala experiencing heavy showers, the Kabini reservoir in HD Kote of Mysuru district is receiving heavy inflow and 5,000 cusecs was let into downstream Kabini. In all, 10.18 tmcft of water flowed into Almatti dam and water level touched 512.17 in the evening of Saturday June 19. The Almatti Dam is the lifeline of districts, Yadgir, Raichur and Vijayapura. While inflow into the Krishna river at the Kallol barrage of Chikkodi in the Belagavi district was 1.15 lakh cusecs, the water in Ghataprabha reservoir increased by 10 feet in all.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the coastal districts and Malnad are likely to receive heavy showers with thunder and lightning till Monday, June 21.

 

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