Kolhapur, Sep 12 : Bringing respite to the people of the district, the water level of the main Panchganga river has receded from 39.10 feet on September 9 to 34.4 feet at Rajaram Bandhara in Kasba Bavda, a suburb of the city at 1000 hrs on Thursday morning.
According to district information office, on September 9, the water level of Panchganga river had recorded 39.10 feet crossing the warning danger mark, which declined by 5.6 feet in three days and recorded as 34.4 feet till this morning.
All automatic doors of Radhanagari irrigation dam remained closed from last evening and now only 1,400 cusec water is discharging in the basin of the Bhagwati river, which would help the flood water of the Panchganga river, which came out from its bed, to return in bed again today.
On Ganpati immersion day today, district administration and Kolhapur Muncipal Corporation have made special arrangement at the Panchganga river with deployed boats, 'tarafas' for immersion of Ganpati idols. (UNI)