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Water level increases in Kelavarapalli, KRP reservoirs

Water being released from the KRP reservoir on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: N. Bashkaran

In the wake of heavy rains in Karnataka, water levels in Kelavarapalli and KRP reservoirs have risen and the outflow from the KRP reservoir has been increased.

In view of this and the rainfall in the water shed areas of Thenpennai river, the Public Works Department has issued a flood alert in the river. Public are advised against bathing in lakes, ponds, tanks and canals that have filled up in the district. Further, people living along the banks of Thenpennai river have also been asked to evacuate to safer locations.

Further, they are advised against indulging in frolic in the water bodies, or posing along the water bodies for selfies. On Sunday, a family of four persons were drowned while taking a selfie in Paambaru Dam. A total of 19 children/youth had drowned in the district over the past fortnight forcing the administration to drive home parental caution. A special advisory has also been issued to parents to forbid their wards from water bodies and exercise caution.

In KRP reservoir, the water level is maintained at 42.50 feet of the total 52 feet reservoir capacity. The inflow is 2047 cusecs and the outflow 2047 cusecs. On Tuesday, both the inflow and the outflow from the reservoir was 2,500 cusecs.

Water level in the Kelavarapalli reservoir was 41.82 feet of the total capacity of 44.28 ft. The inflow into the reservoir and outflow was 1120 cusecs.

Collector S. Prabhakar has ordered the village level officials to erect caution boards in all water bodies and ensure monitoring with the help of the police.

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