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Heavy rain increases inflow into KRS

Staff Correspondent
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Water gushing out of the crest gates of the Krishnarajasagar on Sunday. –Photo: M.T. SHIVA KUMAR
Water gushing out of the crest gates of the Krishnarajasagar on Sunday. –Photo: M.T. SHIVA KUMAR

The inflow into the Krishnarajasagar (KRS) has gone up following heavy rain in the catchment areas of the Cauvery. It was at the rate of 61,183 cubic feet per second (cusecs) on Sunday.

However, water-level came down to 122.79 ft. at 8 a.m. on Sunday as the authorities have been discharging a huge volume of water to the river for the past three days. It was 124.52 ft. at 6.30 p.m. on July 24. Officials at the Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Ltd. (CNNL) said water was released at the rate of 62,544 cusecs on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, after water entered low-lying villages such as Enne Hole village in Pandavapura taluk on Sunday morning, the district administration issued a flood warning and instructed people residing along the downstream of the KRS to move to safer places. There is a possibility of flood waters entering Sangapura, Mandagere, Mavinakere, Gadde Hosuru, Somanathapura, Katte Halli, Varahanatha Kallahalli, Bandi Hole, Katte Kyathana Halli, Mambahalli, Belathur, Poovana Halli, Ambigara Halli, Chikka Mandagere.


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