Outflow from the dam submerges Bidarahalli bridge downstream

The Kabini reservoir is almost full with the water-level reaching 2,280 ft on Thursday as against the full reservoir level of 2,284 ft. The authorities have started releasing water at the rate of 25,000 cusecs.

As a result, the Bidarahalli bridge downstream of the Kabini dam has been submerged. The 16-pillared mantap called Hadinaru kalu Mantap at the Snana Ghatta (bathing point for devotees) of Kapila River in Nanjangud town has been partially submerged. Thanks to copious rainfall in Wayanad in Kerala, the catchment area of the dam, the inflow has increased so also the outflow. The authorities expect a steady increase in the inflow in the coming days.

Boost to tourism

With copious rainfall in the catchment areas of the Kabini reservoir after two years of drought, people in the region are glad the reservoir is almost full. In fact, people from surrounding areas went to watch the breathtaking sight of water gushing out of the crest gates of the dam.


  • Farmers of the Kabini command area to offer ‘Bagina’ at Kabini dam on Sunday

  • The authorities expect a steady increase in the inflow in the coming days