Heavy rains lash catchment areas of Cauvery, Kapila

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014,21:02 IST By metrovaartha A A A

With heavy rains lashing the catchment areas of both Cauvery and Kapila rivers, the major reservoirs have been reaching their maximum levels in both Mysore and Kodagu district. Following the rains lashing the entire Kodagu district which was major catchment areas for river Cauvery, the road between Madikeri and Baghamandala was cut off besides flood waters touching above four feet level on the Talacauvery bridge. The district authorities have already declared that no tourist would be allowed to visit to Bhagamandala. The authorities have also deployed the relief forces across the district to clear the roads blocks at various places. Normal life was affected in Kodagu district as people were forced to keep themselves inside the houses due to rains. The weather office predicated few more days of heavy rains in Kodagu district. The Harangi reservoir in Somavarapet taluk has already touched its danger mark and authorities have issued a flood warning to the people living on the banks of the river to move to safer places as the they expected release of more water from the reservoir. The level reading today was 2855.9 feet against the maximum level of 2259 feet. The inflow was 13000 cusecs and outflow was 4500 cusecs. The similar flood warning issued at Kabini reservoir by the authorities following increase of outflows. The water level at Kabini today touched it maximum level of 2284 feet with inflow of 30,000 cusecs and outflow 35,000 cusecs. The inflow into the reservoir was increased following copious rains in the Wayanad region of Kerala which was the catchment area for Kabini reservoir. Meanwhile, Mysore district incharge and Revenue Minister V Srinivasa Prasad today offered pooja at the Kabini dam. The water level at Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir was nearing 100 marks against the maximum level of 124.80 feet. The level reading today at was 97.65 feet with inflow of 26211 cusecs and outflow 11523 cusecs.