Linganamakki reservoir is almost full; water may be released any time
SHIMOGA: Water level in the major reservoirs of the district has been rising in the wake of rain in the past three days.
The Linganamakki reservoir, the main feeder of the Sharavathy Hydel Project, is almost full. The water-level on Saturday was 1,815 ft. as against the maximum level of 1,819 ft.
The inflow into the reservoir was 55,141 cusecs.
The Karnataka Power Corporation authorities are monitoring the water level in the reservoir and its crest gates are likely to be opened any time if the level rises further.
People residing downstream of the river have been asked to move to safe places as water may be released from the reservoir any time.
The Jog Falls is set to regain its grandeur when water from the reservoir is released.
Water is being released from the Bhadra reservoir at Lakkavalli. Water level in the reservoir is just six inches below the maximum level of 186 ft.
The water level in the Tunga too has been rising steadily following heavy rain in parts of Shimoga and Chikmagalur districts.
The district administration is gearing up to face the flood threat. Hosnagar taluk received 121 mm rain in the past 24 hours. Shimoga received 38.6 mm, Bhadravati 18.6 mm, Tirthahalli 110.2 mm, Sagar 56.8 mm, Shikaripur 18.6 mm, and Sorab 48.6 mm.
A house collapsed in heavy rain on Saturday at Gandhi Bazaar here.