Flood-like situation in Kolhapur as Panchganga river in spate

Flood-like situation in Kolhapur as Panchganga river in spate

Agency News

Kolhapur, Sep 8 : Kolhapur Disaster Administration has sounded a flood alert as the Panchganga river is flowing close to the danger level of 39 feet.

Three teams of the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) have been stationed in the Karveer, Shirol and Hatkanangale tehsils. The flood threat has come at a time when this district hasn't fully recuperated from the last month's massive deluge,which left behind a trail of deaths and destruction.

According to the latest official updates,the Panchganga river is presently flowing at 38.10 feet,and the situation is labelled worrying beyond 39 feet.Collector Daulat Desai has alerted the people living along the Panchganga, Bhogavati and other rivers.

The water from the Panchganga river has reportedly entered some parts of this district; Gangaves-Shivaji Bridge Road has been shut due to inundation.Excess water,at the speed of 7,112 cusec/sec,is being released from the four sluices of the Radhanagari irrigation dam into the Bhogavati river,which goes into the Panchganga river in the Chikhali village. (UNI)