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Rain fury continues; trees fall, power supply goes haywire

As moderate to heavy rains lashed the district for the last six days, people are facing frequent disruption in power supply due to uprooting of tress in many taluks.

Published: 22nd July 2017 08:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2017 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

SHIVAMOGGA: As moderate to heavy rains lashed the district for the last six days, people are facing frequent disruption in power supply due to uprooting of tress in many taluks.Trees were uprooted in various parts of Tirthahalli and Hosanagar taluks causing inconvenience to the movement of vehicles.
There were power disruption in all the rural areas as well as in the towns. “Variation in power supply resulted in frequent ‘tripping’ in the power board,” said Vasanth, a resident of Vinobanagar. Intermittent rains prevailed in Shivamogga and Bhadravathi taluk.

Agriculture activities pick up

Considerable increase in the water level of Bhadra reservoir has rekindled the hope of the farmers of Bhadra command area to “rethink” of paddy cultivation.The farmers of Bhadra command area were praying to Lord Varuna for shower for next 10 to 15 days with the same intensity that would take the water level to the maximum. “We hope to get better rains in the Bhadra catchment area in the coming days,” said KRRS and HS leaders.

Water level

For the second consecutive day, water level in both Bhadra and Linganamakki reservoirs rose by three feet each. Water level in Linganamakki recorded at 1,774.05 feet with the inflow of 40,570 cusecs.
Water level in Bhadra reservoir rose to 135.40 feet on Friday. Inflow into the reservoir was 20,260 cusecs and outflow was 156 cusecs.

Rain subsides in Belagavi

Heavy rainfall which lashed  the district the last couple of days bringing life to a standstill, subsided on Friday. However, moderate rains have encouraged agricultural activities in many parts of Belagavi. There was 98,819 cusecs of outflow from Rajapur reservoir to Krishna river.

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