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Normalcy returns in the flood affected Cauvery basin
Karnataka

Normalcy returns in the flood affected Cauvery basin

Agency News

Mysuru, Aug 15 : After a week-long flood with rain fury owing to heavy discharge from the cauvery reservoirs resulting inundation of villages downstream, the situation is fast returning to normalcy.

The water level downstream Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir receded on Thursday while in Kabini, a tributary of Cauvery, the discharge was further reduced today. There was no flood situation on the downstream of the major South Indian river. The people have already left the relief camps to their villages and check what was remaining in the houses, sources said.

Traffic movement has been restored on most of the roads that were inundated due to recent floods in the Mysuru district. Deputy commissioner Abhiram G Sanker said in a release that vehicle movement on all roads were restricted in H D Kote taluk have been lifted and normality has been restored. Several bridges across the district has been damaged during the flood was to be restored after the assessment , he added.

The KRS dam is almost full following heavy rains in Kodagu district and just over half-a-feet is left to touch the maximum level of 124.80 feet. The water level today was recorded at 124.30 feet. the inflow further reduced to 23,187 cusecs and outflow was just 5167 cusecs.

Due to extremely heavy rains past one week in Kodagu, the catchment area of Cauvery, 41 feet of water has flown into the reservoir from August 5. On that day, the water level was 83.50 feet. As the water was flowing from Hemavathi reservoir, it was being released into the river. From Monday, since the inflow has decreased, the outflow has been reduced.

The Kabini reservoir inflow came down to 18994 cusecs and outflow was kept at 17208 cusecs, the level reading 2282.8 feet against the maximum level of 2284. Meanwhile, the world famous Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna is returning to normalcy and the officials are heaving a sigh of relief.

With complaints of unauthorised persons collecting donations in cash and relief materials for flood relief fund, the City Police have cautioned the public against making donations to such persons as there is every possibility of misuse.

Meanwhile Monsoon has picked up pace again after a short break in Kodagu. Moderate to heavy rains have been lashing several parts of the district but the situation was under control, officials said. Four relief centres had been closed after the evacuees returned to their homes with floods receding. As many as 7429 persons have remained in 40 relief camps.

The death toll in the Kodagu rain have gone up to ten. At thora one of the worst affected villages, the body of Appu (65) who went missing along with seven others was found under the debris by the rescuers today. NDRF team found the body buried under the remnants of the landlsip of the during the search operation for the missing the village bordering Kerala. Search operations continued for other missing persons. (UNI)