Nanjangud: Even as the Kabini Dam here set a new record on Friday last by releasing 80,000 cusecs of water, which is the highest flow since the commissioning of the Dam in 1974, the Irrigation Department, in order to assess the flood damage in the taluk, had commissioned a private photographer to take drone photographs of the affected areas on Sunday.
The drone photos clearly captures the areas submerged including the Suttur Mutt in the taluk turning into an island. Meanwhile, the District Administration has sounded alert in the surrounding areas and taken all precautionary measures by deploying divers and boats near the Kapila River.
The Tahsildar is assessing the flood damage and the crop loss caused due to the submersion of the fields and submitting the report to the Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar who in turn will present it to the State Government.
The flood waters have receded bringing relief among locals and inter-State travellers. But with Kerala experiencing more rains, the situation might once again turn grave, said Assistant Commissioner A.C. Shivegowda, here this morning.
However, this dangerous situation has not deterred the locals and the visitors to flock near the Kapila River and Suttur Mutt and take selfies and photographs.