Inflow into reservoirs declines

Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: There has been a marked decline in rainfall in the district in the last three days, which has reduced the inflow into the reservoirs.

The water-level in the Linganamakki Reservoir, the feeder of the Sharavathy Power Project, stood at 1,777.9 feet against the maximum level of 1,819 feet. The level on this day last year was 1,777.1 feet.

The reservoir received an inflow of 14,751 cusecs during the last 24 hours while the discharge from it was 3,843 cusecs. Its catchment areas received 19.4 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.

The level in the Bhadra Reservoir on Wednesday stood at 140.5 feet against the maximum level of 186 feet. Its level on the corresponding day last year was at 142.2 feet. It received 5,431 cusecs of inflow in the last 24 hours. While Hosnagar and Tirthahalli received 30.2 mm of rainfall each in the last 24 hours, the highest recorded in the district, Sorab experienced a dry spell.

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