North Karnataka under severe flood after discharge from Maharashtra reservoirs

North Karnataka under severe flood after discharge from Maharashtra reservoirs

Agency News

Belagavi, Sept 7 : In a gap of one month, north Karnataka is reeling under severe flood, following heavy discharge from Reservoirs in Maharashtra where heavy downpour is reported in catchment areas.

Following heavy discharge, many major rivers including Krishna, Doodganga, Vedganga rivers are overflowing and Ghataprahba, Malaprabha, Naveeltheertha reservoirs are receiving heavy inflow and water levels have almost reached danger marks. About 1.70 lakh cusecs of water was released to river Krishna from Koyana reservoir in Maharashtra.

People who were recovering from floods and rain under the influence of South West Monsoon just a month back are again forced to spend sleepless nights. Most of the affected, taking shelter in Rehabilitation Centres, are yet to return as the nature's fury again hitting them. Most of the people who left the gruel centers are finding it difficult to fund their houses since almost all have collapsed and it is becoming difficult to locate as only debris are lying.

More than five bridge cum barrages in Athani, Chikkodi and Gokak taluks in the District are marooned in flood water and people are living under fear of flood threat.
Besides, southwest monsoon is vigorous in Belagavi City and outskirts, Kanapura taluk and in other parts of the district.

Normal life was thrown out of gear in villages on the banks of major reservoirs.
Authorities have kept NDFR, SDRF, fire-brigades, Home Guards, police and medical teams ready to deploy if the situation warrants