Karnataka

KRS water level rises to 89ft.

Inflow has been steadily increasing following torrential rains in the catchments of Kodagu district.

Inflow has been steadily increasing following torrential rains in the catchments of Kodagu district.  

With torrential rains, the water level in the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir rose to 89 feet on Wednesday.

The catchment areas of Cauvery in Kodagu district and on the upstream of the reservoir in Mandya and Mysuru districts have been getting heavy to good rains over the past week.

The reservoir had 75.10 ft. of water, as against the maximum of 124.80 ft., on June 1. At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the level was 86.80 ft. It increased to 89 ft in the evening. The inflow rate also rose from 1,684 to 22,871 cusecs during the same period, said irrigation department officials.

The water level was 67.46 ft. on June 13 last year.

Kodagu district received 102.65 mm rainfall from 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday to 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The figures for other areas are: Srimangala 320 mm; Hudikeri 318 mm; Ponnampete 225.20 mm; and Bhagamandala 131.40 mm. Kasaba near Madikeri, Napoklu, Kasaba near Virajapet, Ammathi, Balele, Kasaba near Somawarapet, Shanthalli, Kodlipete, Suntikoppa and Kushalanagar of Kodagu district too got widespread rains, revenue department sources said. Following the steady and copious inflow, the live storage in the KRS reservoir is also increasing. On Wednesday it was 9.61 tmcft, as against a maximum of 45.051 tmcft. A year ago on the same day it was 1.86 tmcft.

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