Mysuru, Aug 10 : The water level in Cauvery river and its tributary Kabini has reached the danger mark and the authorities have decided to release one lakh Cusecs of water from Krishnarajasagar Reservoir (KRS) in Mandya district from tonight, besides over 1.25 lakh cusecs released from its tributary Kabini in the district that was stepped up to 1.25 lakh cusecs. The total discharge from Cauvery down the river to Tamil Nadu may surpass 2.5 lakh Cusecs by Saturday night, the Irrigation authorities warned. A communication downstream to river authorities in Tamil Nadu has been sent as the inflows into Cauvery and Kabini was on the rise till this evening and it was likely to increase, Official sources said.
A release issued by the Cauvery Jala Nigam Authority KRS Division division said that as there is heavy rain in the catchment area of KRS reservoir where the level in dam rising to its full storage level , there is likelihood of releasing surplus water varying from 50,000 to 1,00,000 cusecs will be released at any moment on Saturday night. Hence, all the people living on the banks off river and on the low lying areas of River Cauvery are cautioned to move to safer places and take all precautionary measures for safety and security to their lives and properties.
Meanwhile the Kabini reservoir outflow continued at 1,10,000 cusecs and level reading at rs 2282 (maximum level 2284 feet). As many as 20 bridges in the river course were submerged on the banks of the river was submerged in the District due to unprecedented rains in Wayanad district in neighbouring Kerala, during the last three days. This had resulted in inundation of villages along the Kapila river along its course in the district. UNI