KRS dam across Cauvery nearing full level, more discharge

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014,19:39 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Following continuous rains in catchment areas in Kodagu, the level at Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir across Cauvery near here is nearing its full level and people have been warned of likely increase in the outflow from the dam. The inflows remained high at this rate the dam would achive its full level within a day or two. Tomorrow, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would be offering the traditional ‘bagina’ to Cauvery on the occasion of the dam filling to its maximum level, officials said. KRS reservoir superintendent engineer in a press note issued here today warned the people living on the banks of the river and nearby and low laying areas are cautioned to move to safer palces take all precautionary measures for safety and security of their lives and property. Since there is good rain in the Cauvery catchment area, there is likelihood of water raising to the maximum level in KRS within a few days. The excess flood will be released from K.R.Sagara Reservoir into the river Cauvery at any time. The level at the reservoir touched 121.5 feet against the full level of 124.8 feet. Due to heavy rains lashing Kodagu the inflow into the reservoir recorded at 46,640 cusecs and outflow was restricted to 7000 cusecs. The last year the level was 123.25 feet on the same day with inflow of 84,000 cusecs and outflow 78.843 cusecs. The rain fury continued in Kodagu district affecting the normal life from last five days. The district authorities have already declared holiday for the school and colleges today also. Meanwhile the Kabini reservoir which already touched its danger mark continued to receive good inflows due to rains in its catchment area of Wayanad district of Kerala. The level maintained at 2282.80 feet against the 2284 feet. With inflow of 26,000 cusecs and discharge from the reservoir was 23,000 cusecs. The Harangi Reservoir in Kodagu district receiving heavy inflows and the reservoir level maintained at 2857.01 feet against 2859 feet. The inflow and outflow was at 16,000 cusecs.