Heavy shower disrupts normal life in 3 districts

MYSURU: Heavy rain persevered in Shivamogga, Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru districts on Wednesday. Even despite the fact that no casualty used to be reported, commonplace existence used to be utterly disrupted. All major rivers of the area are flowing above the risk mark. In Mudigere, the national highway authorities have taken up repair work of the Charmadi Ghat highway which used to be closed for vehicular motion till Thursday night. According to resources, fresh landslides had been reported from hairpin curves 2 and three.

The absolute best rainfall 382 mm used to be recorded at B Shettigeri village close to Virajpet adopted by way of 311mm in Madikeri town. Ponnampet recorded 252mm rainfall.

The copious rainfall in Malnad area of the state, together with Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada and Kodagu as well as Wayanad (in Kerala) has helped all major dams together with Linganamakki, KRS, Hamavati, and Kabini get water. The inflow to Linganamakki dam used to be 41,400 cusecs whilst it used to be 37,946 cusecs at Hemavati and 22,871 cusecs at KRS, 23,487 cusecs at Kabini and 21,968 cusecs at Bhadra dam in Shivamogga. Experts mentioned if it continues to rain like this, all dams of the state could get crammed by way of month-end.

Srinivasa Reddy director, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Committee (KSNDMC), attributed the massive inflow to good pre-monsoon rain. "Generally, the state's dams fill up around end-July. If the rain continues like this, our dams may get filled up as early as June-end which is good news for both farmers and crores of people who depend on them for drinking water," he mentioned.

According to the authorities, file inflow of water into the Linganamakki dam is expected to allay fear of an influence disaster within the upcoming winter and summer season. "Good rainfall is always a big relief for all," mentioned an officer of the KSNDMC.

Heavy rainfall in Wayanad area of Kerala and Kodagu district has resulted in heavy inflow in two major rivers of South Karnataka i.e. Cauvery and Kapila. Since June 1, the Wayanad area won 214mm rainfall resulting in a flood-like situation in each rivers.

Farmers are proud of the rainfall. "Water was not released this summer from KRS dam to many canals for fear of a water crisis. Good pre-monsoon rainfall saved the crops. If dams get filled, we can release water to Tamil Nadu and there may not be another dispute in this summer," mentioned Rangegowda, a sugarcane grower from Srirangapatna.
Heavy shower disrupts normal life in 3 districts Heavy shower disrupts normal life in 3 districts Reviewed by kailash soni on June 14, 2018 Rating: 5
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