Flood levels in River Krishna reach near danger mark

Flood levels in River Krishna reach near danger mark

Agency News

Raichur, July 31 : The flood situation after release of huge quantum of water from Alamatti reservoir across River Krishna continue to grim, as the Sheelahalli bridge in Lingsugur taluk and Huveen Hadagali bridge of Devadurage taluk of Raichur district has been remained submerged from last 14 hours affecting movement of vehicles.
But no no casualties was reported and the vehicular traffic diverted.

According to the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam ltd (KBJNL ) sources the bridge onstructed across Krishna river between Sheelahalli and Hanchinal villages in Lingsagur taluk in Raichur district has been submerged.

The source said water at the rate of 1.83 lakh cusecs was released from the reservoir to the river at 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday while 1.56 lakh cusecs was inflow to the reservoir from Alamatti dam in Bagalkot district.

Owing to the heavy discharge, the bridge was submerged resulting in road connectivity between Sheelahalli and Hanchinal, Jaladurga, Kadadaragadde, Yaragoda and Gonawatla being cut off.

The Police and Revenue Department officials visited the affected villages and alerted residents not to go near the river. Both Raichur and Yadgir district administrations have alerted people across the Krishna river basin of the possibility of a rise in water level in the Krishna.

KRJNL Sources said that adequate rain in the Western Ghats and catchment areas of the Krishna River in Maharashtra had resulted in the increased the inflow into the Lal Bahadur Shastri Water Reservoir (Almatti Dam) in the Bagalkot district.

Currently , the water storage in the Alamatti Reeservior was 111.319 TMC against the total capacity 123.08 TMC , the source added. (UNI)