Krishna swells in North, flood-like situation in Kodagu

Published: 20th July 2013 09:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2013 10:41 AM   |  A+A-


Due to incessant rain in the Sahyadri region in Maharashtra, one more bridge was inundated in the district  on Friday, taking the total number of flooded bridges to three.

With the increase in water level in the Krishna river, Sadalaga-Borgoan bridges was closed on Friday. Kallol-Yadur, Jatrat-Bhivashi and Sadalaga-Borgoan bridges on the river had already been closed.

However, as rain slackened in Khanapur taluk, Gawali-Kongal bridge across Malaprabha river was open to traffic.

Water level in Rakaskop reservoir  increased by a feet. Water level in the Malaprabha reservoir was 2,048.70 feet. The inflow into the reservior was 4,013 cusecs and the outflow 1,224. Water level in the Ghataprabha reservoir was 2,123.60 feet on Friday. Inflow was 9,204 cusecs and 2,208 cusecs was the outflow.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra has released 78,956 cusecs of water into the Krishna river from various reservoirs.

Alamatti 1.1 m Short of Brim

Bijapur: Water level in Alamatti reservoir was just 1.1 metre short of reaching its brim on Friday. According to the dam authorities, water level reached 518.5 metres. The inflow was 56,108 cusecs and outflow was 15,411 cusecs.


Holidays Extended in Kodagu

Madikeri: Rain fury in the district has led to a flood-like situation in the district and the district administration on Friday extended school and college holidays till Saturday.

The rivers in Kodagu overflowed due to the heavy downpour in the last 24 hours, with the district receiving an average rainfall of 80.04 mm. Madikeri taluk received 112.7 mm, Virajpet 60.12 mm, Somwarpet 67.3 mm.

At Bhaghamandla, Treveni Sangama river was flooded and many landslides were reported.

The water level in Harangi reservoir was reported at 2,857.41 ft.

Kumaradhara Bridge Submerged

Mangalore: Following heavy downpour in Kumara Parvatha and the surrounding catchment areas, Kumaradhara bridge submerged yet again on Friday.


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