Heavy rain fills up Cauvery dams, flood alert issued

Mysuru: With heavy rain in the Wyanad region and the Cauvery catchment area, all dams of the Cavuvery basin filled up on Thursday and released a good amount of water into the river.

Kodagu recorded an average of 77.97 mm rain in 24 hours between 8.30am on Wednesday and 8.30am Thursday, according to the weathermen.

Seeing the bridge connecting Hejjige village already submerged, a flood alert has  been issued  to people on the banks of river Kapila, especially those living in low lying areas. 

Following the heavy rain in Kodagu and other areas in the catchment area, the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) dam received as much as 37,783 cusecs , taking its water level on Thursday to 117.70 feet as against its capacity to hold 124.80 feet.  The Harangi reservoir ,which filled up on July 7, had 2856.64 feet of water as against its capacity to hold 2859 feet.

At Hemavathi, the water level on Thursday was 2915.12 feet as against its capacity to store 2922 feet. The inflow was 28,394 cusecs. 

The Kabini reservoir in Beechanahalli, HD Kote taluk , which filled to the brim  on 15 June, stood had 2282.09 feet of water as against its capacity to hold 2284 feet.

Its inflow creased to 47,547 cusecs , allowing it to release as much as 48,375 cusecs to the Cauvery river leading to Tamil Nadu  

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