Bengaluru, Aug 6 : Flood situation in north Karnataka worsened today due to heavy discharge from upper river dams in Maharashtra and unabated rain reported in the districts of Belagavi, Raichur, Bagalkot, Yadgir, Vijayapura and Dharwad districts even as the vehicular traffic came to a standstill on national highways due to flood water overflowing on the TOADS and landslides reported from many places.
Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam authorities warned that the water release from Almatti reservoir across the river Krishana which was now at 2.8 lakh cusecs, may have to be increased by evening. the outflow from down stream Narayanapura dam in Yadgir district stood at 2.90 lakh cusecs.
Due to increasing inflow into Bhima reservoir in Kalarburgi the outflow was maintained at 22,000 Cusecs. Meanwhile reports said that NH 7 connecting Bengaluru to Pune was inundated in some places in Belagavi district due to over lowing waters. the highway connecting Belagavi to Goa in Jamboti ghat is now stopped due to floods and landslides. the other roads between Nippani and Goa is closed and Ramnagar to Goa highway is also inundated when last reports came in on Tuesday afternoon.
meanwhile, heavy rains continued TO LASH elsewhere in Karnataka. iN Chikkamagaluru and river Bhadra was in spate and the Apmc market in the town was inundated. traffic between Koppa and Chikkamagaluru was also halted due to landslides in several places under this Western ghat section.Overall 115 villages have been affected due to torrential rains in Chikmagalur and Shimoga districts in the ghat areas.
in Dharwad district heavy rains lashing SINCE LAST TWO DAYS inundating several places. The education department postponed the meeting for interview of teachers in the district for their transfers as per the government order.
In Yadgir the situation was worse due to heavy discharge from Almatti and Narayanpur dams across Krishna and flood water severely hampered normal live and flood water was seen overflowing on highways. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who is in Delhi today, ordered the release of water for irrigation in Koppal district from all canals in the Krishna basin. (UNI)