STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Water crisis in Linganamakki cuts down power supply to two weeks

With no rains in the Sharavathi catchment area of Linganamakki reservoir, the authorities have minimised the production of hydro power.

Published: 21st June 2019 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2019 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

SHIVAMOGGA: With no rains in the Sharavathi catchment area of Linganamakki reservoir, the authorities have minimised the production of hydropower. If this continues, they can generate power only for another fortnight. Even after 20 days in June, the district is still facing acute water shortage. H Mohan, chief engineer, told Express, “We have lowered the power generation following inadequate water in the reservoir. With the available water, it is only sufficient to generate power for the next 20-25 days.”

While the maximum water level in the reservoir is 1,819ft, it was 1,744.95ft on Thursday. The total available water is just 9.40% of the total capacity. As per the authorities, about 12.05 million units of power are generated every day.

But for the past one week, the power generated has reduced to a great extent. In June last year, Linganamakki reservoir received an average inflow of 10,000 cusecs due to heavy showers in the catchment areas such as Hosanagara taluk, which is the maximum catchment area for the reservoir.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp