Tag: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Bird homes destroyed
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Bird homes destroyed

August 24, 2019

Many islands submerge under Cauvery in Ranganathittu  Tourist spot might take 7 to 8 years to regain its glory Srirangapatna: Heavy rainfall and the resultant water release from the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam since a couple of weeks has flooded the world famous bird sanctuary at Ranganathittu, threatening the very existence of the winged…

KRS Dam Full
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KRS Dam Full

August 14, 2019

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary returning to normalcy; Ban on tourist entry continues Srirangapatna: The KRS dam is almost full following heavy rains in Kodagu district and just over half-a-feet is left to touch the maximum level of 124.80 feet. The water level today was recorded at 124.10 feet. Due to the floods in Kodagu, 41 feet…

Wellesley Bridge under threat of collapse
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Wellesley Bridge under threat of collapse

August 11, 2019

Tourist entry into Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary banned Hundreds flock KRS Dam to see crest gate water release Srirangapatna: The historical Wellesley Bridge, built by the British across River Cauvery at Srirangapatna, is under the threat of submersion and collapse. The neglected and dilapidated bridge is withstanding the heavy pressure of water as more than 1…

Boating services resume at Ranganathittu
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Boating services resume at Ranganathittu

July 23, 2019

Srirangapatna: The boating services, which was stopped at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary following release of water from KRS reservoir, has commenced from yesterday following stoppage of release of water from KRS. The authorities had released 5,000 cusecs to Tamil Nadu and 2,800 cusecs of water to canals from the reservoir following which boating services at Ranganathittu…

No boating in Ranganathittu
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No boating in Ranganathittu

July 21, 2019

Rain picks up pace in Kodagu; cloud-seeding operations from Mysuru from July 24 Mysuru: Boating operations have been suspended at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary from yesterday for an indefinite period as the  flow in the Cauvery has significantly increased. The bird sanctuary is located on the banks of River Cauvery downstream of KRS reservoir near Srirangapatna…

Bird census at Ranganathittu: 60 winged beauties recorded in 3 hours
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Bird census at Ranganathittu: 60 winged beauties recorded in 3 hours

June 9, 2019

Islands stabilise after last year’s deluge By V. Shourabh Srirangapatna: The Forest Department conducted a bird census to document winged beauties at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary this morning. The bird census was officially started last year and today’s survey was the first for this year. The objective was to prepare a baseline data with a scientific…

Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!
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Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!

August 10, 2018

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD It was distressing to read reports that thousands of birds’ nests, eggs and hatchlings at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary were washed away recently when the floodgates of the KRS Dam were opened to let out the water that exceeded its storage capacity. This is not the first time that…

Dr. Salim Ali Information Centre at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Dr. Salim Ali Information Centre at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

May 26, 2018

By V. Shourabh Tourists visiting Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary at Srirangapatna can utilise the newly-renovated Dr. Salim Ali Information Centre at the entrance of the sanctuary. The information centre educates people about the sanctuary, its history and the birds. The information centre has models of birds and crocodiles and has pictorial representation of various birds, its…

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