The Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) Dam witnessed a rise in water level by 3.39 ft yesterday with the release of Hemavathi river water from Gorur Dam in Hassan.
The water-level at KRS was heading towards dead-storage (74 ft) and in an effort to supply water to areas depending on River Cauvery, the authorities had released water from Gorur Dam to KRS from Feb. 25 to Mar. 2.
The Dam had recorded the water-level at 78.26 ft with an inflow of 105 cusecs. With the release of Hemavathi River water, the KRS Dam witnessed the increase of 2,101 cusecs on Feb. 26; 8,848 cusecs on Feb. 27; 6,100 cusecs on Feb. 28; 1,142 cusecs on Mar. 1 and 1,143 on Mar. 2. The release of Hemavathi River water to KRS was stopped following the protest from former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda.
KRS Dam has received a total of 1,661 TMC ft water for six day. Prior to the release of water from Gorur Dam, KRS had 1,493 TMC ft and later it was recorded at 3,154 TMC ft with water-level rising 81.50 ft on Saturday.
The authorities released 1,080 cusecs from the KRS to supply drinking water to Bengaluru, Bengaluru Rural, Ramanagaram and Mandya districts.
This morning, the water-level at KRS was recorded at 81.20 ft with an inflow of 341 cusecs and outflow of 1,072 cusecs.