Belagavi, July 2: As the delayed South West Monsoon is active in parts of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa border, the Belagavi District administration has geared up to meet any challenge due to overflow of dams and barrages on the banks of the Krishna river.
Due to heavy rain in the border areas since last three days in the District and also due to heavy discharge from Koyna Reservoir in Maharashtra three bridge cum barrages in Chikkodi taluk are overflowing and leading to flood like situation.
Though there was relief from heavy rain in the City, normal rain continued in Khanapur Taluk and the water inflow into the Malaprabha, Vedganga, Doodganga and Krishna rivers have increased.
Maharashtra has released more than 23,000 cusecs of water from Rajapur Barrage through 35 gates into Rivers Krishna and Doodganga.
District administration has advised people living in low lying areas on the banks of River Krishna to move to safer places. The concerned officials have been alerted and directed to be ready with necessary equipment including food, medicines, boat, safety jackets etc.. to avoid any untoward incident. (UNI)