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Rainfall brings joy to farmers

Heavy downpour lashed Kodagu district, bringing relief to worried farmers. The farming community in Kodagu, Mysuru and Mandya had given up hopes  of good rain after the dry spell of more than 45 days.

Published: 20th July 2017 03:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2017 08:35 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

MYSURU: Heavy downpour lashed Kodagu district, bringing relief to worried farmers. The farming community in Kodagu, Mysuru and Mandya had given up hopes  of good rain after the dry spell of more than 45 days.

There was heavy rain in Bhagamandala and Talacauvery in the last 36 hours. The inflow into KRS, which was 3,200 cusecs on Wednesday, is likely to go up by Thursday night. The water level at KRS stood at 78.20 ft on Tuesday.
Nagaharhole, Periyapatna and parts of Virajpet and Kushalnagar have been receiving heavy rain for the past two days.

The inflow into Harangi increased to 5,112 cusecs and the water level stood at 2,844.45 ft, as against the maximum of 2,859 ft, on Wednesday.
Drizzling and cold weather continued in Mysuru region and moderate rain was reported from Nanjangud, H D Kote and other areas.

The inflow into Hemavathi reservoir in Gorur has drastically increased, following heavy rainfall. The inflow was almost doubled and reached 10,000 cusecs on Tuesday. Farmers in Sakleshpur, Alur and parts of Belur and Arkalgud taluks heaved a sigh of relief as they can now save their crops. 



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