Water released from the Harangi reservoir in Madikeri district reached the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) on Tuesday.
“Around 1,000 cusecs of water is being released from the Harangi since Monday evening. The water has already reached KRS. There is no need to panic about the drinking water scarcity in KRS-dependent districts,” a senior officer of the Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Ltd. (CNNL) told The Hindu.
The KRS supplies drinking water to Bangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Ramanagaram and Bangalore Rural districts.
Thanks to water from the Harangi, the water-level at KRS improved to 64.12 ft at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The full reservoir level is 124.8 ft.
Inflow was 1,598 cubic feet per second (cusecs), while the outflow was 675 cusecs.
Meanwhile, CNNL deployed an earthmover to deepen the right bank low level canal near the KRS on Tuesday. CNNL had employed around 20 labourers to deepen the canal on Monday, but as they could not accomplish the task, an earthmover was being used to clear boulders and silt from the canal, the officer said.
Water is pumped to Mysore from the Hongalli pumping station through the canal, but because of poor storage at the KRS, the flow has stopped since Monday noon.