Flood situation in the Cauvery basin remain very serious

Flood situation in the Cauvery basin remain very serious

Agency News

Mysuru, Aug 11 : The unprecedented rain and flood situation in the Cauvery Basin region worsened today as the discharge from the reservoirs from the river and its tributaries surpassed danger mark by many levels.

The combined water discharge from Cauvery and Kabini reservoirs Surpassed 2.4 lakh cusecs this morning and people living on the banks of the two rivers were shifted to safer places to relief centres that but the food and drinking water was scarce amid the deluge in these gruel centres, the victims of the flood said on Sunday.

The major reservoir of Krishnarajasagar across Cauvery has been receiving very heavy inflow of 1,87,721cusces due to unprecedented rain in the catchment areas coming under Kodagu district. While the discharge from the dam was 1,19,997 cusecs with level reading 118,75 feet against just short of the maximum level of 124.8 feet. Meanwhile the situation downstream Kabini reservoir is also serious as which has been serious as more than 1.2 cusecs of water is being released this morning, down from over 1.3 lakh yesterday. The water level at Beechanahali dam in H D Kote taluk was maintained at 2279.85 feet, the Inflow was at 83.330 cusecs, thanks to the torrential rains relenting a bit in its catchment areas coming under Wayanad district in neighbouring Kerala.

Meanwhile, in Harangi reservoir across Cauvery in Kodagu district, The inflow decreased to 10,716 cusecs and the outflow was also reduced To 18,750 cusecs. The dam level stood at 2855 ft against the maximum Level of 2859 ft.

Heavy rains continued to lash Mysuru and Kodagu districts and claimed life of a person in Hunsur in Mysuru district. The young woman who died was identified as K.Mubeena Taj (30) of Bidarahalli who was in her house when the wall collapsed as it was weakened due to incessant rains in the region since the last one week. The incident took place late Saturday evening and Mubeena died while being shifted to a hospital after being rescued from the debris.

Senior revenue officials visited the spot and a case has been registered by the Hunsur rural police station. Ganesha (35) had died under similar circumstances at Veeranahosahalli tribal hamlet a few days ago.

So far, both the rain-related deaths in Mysuru district have been reported from Hunsur taluk where people living in the low lying areas have been badly affected as the river Lakshmantirtha is in spate owing to heavy rains in the catchment area in the upstream in Kodagu.

In Kodagu red alert continued for two more days by the district authorities following IMD prediction of heavy rains in the district heavy rain, floods and landslips wreaked havoc in 67 places; evacuees take shelter in 40 relief camps. There are 26 flood-prone areas in Madikeri taluk, 16 in Virajpet taluk, three in Somwarpet, five in Kushalnagar Town Panchayat, and eight flood-prone areas in Virajpet Town Panchayat jurisdiction.
A total of 250 persons and 20 cattle have been rescued by NDRF, Indian Army, General Thimmayya National Academy Of Adventure, police personnel, River Rafting Association and others. A total of 2,866 victims from 817 families have been shifted to 34 relief centres. The landslide, uprooting of trees have disrupted the movement of vehicles in 17 places. (UNI)