Mysuru: Continuous heavy rains in Kodagu district has led to the sudden rise of water levels at Krishna Raja Sagar, Harangi and Kabini dams. Many places in Kodagu district have been inundated as a result of five days of heavy rains. Today morning, however, the rains have given a break in Kodagu. Though it is not raining continuously, it is raining intermittently in several parts of the district.
Thanks to copious rains, the main catchment area of River Cauvery, the Harangi Dam in Somwarpet Taluk near Kushalnagar is nearing its maximum level. Water will be released to the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam once the Harangi reservoir is full. Today at 10 am, the level at Harangi was recorded at 2853.48 ft. while the maximum level is 2859.00 ft. There is an inflow of 4,944 cusecs and the dam has stored 6 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of water so far.
While the rains have given a temporary break in Kodagu after extensive damage since the last five days, water level at KRS stood at 81.20 ft today and the maximum level is 124.80 ft. The dam has recorded an inflow of 15,073 cusecs and there is an outflow of 1,519 cusecs.
Water level at Kabini Dam in Heggadadevanakote Taluk this morning stood at 2271.75 ft as against its maximum level of 2284 ft. The dam has recorded an inflow of 17,750 cusecs and an outflow of 1,000 cusecs.