Bhima in spate while flood water receds in Krishna

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Gulbarga, Sep 22 (UNI) The flood situation continued to be grim in Bhima following heavy discharge from the Veerbhatkal and Ujjain dams in Maharashtra, while there was receding in the flood water in Krishna river today.

The flood water in the river Krishna receded as all crest gates at the Almatty dam closed. Only 35,000 cusecs of water being released through hydal power generation at the dam. The inflow at the Almatty dam was 45,604 cusecs and the water level stood at 519 meters.

At Narayanpur Dam, the discharge was reduced to 95,000 cusecs while the inflow was 94,139 cusecs. The water level was almost full at 490.45 m.

In Bhima river the water level stood above 7 meters at Devalgoen bridge. The inflow was 97,000 cusecs.

The Raichur district bore the brunt of recent floods and heavy rains and standing crop worth Rs 10 crore in 10,000 hectors were damaged. A vast stretch of agriculture lands alongside of the river belt of Tungabhadra and Krishna inundated with the flood waters.

Official sources said that the district had incurred a total loss Rs 56 crore since onset of monsoon in June. The government had released Rs 4 crore to meet relief and rehabilitation works in the flood affected areas. More than 10,000 houses were damaged in Manvi, Sindhunur and Lingsunur Taluks by the Tungabhadra and Krishna river waters. The loss was estimated at Rs 34 crore.

In Bidar district, standing crops in 3,000 hectors was damaged by the Manjara river water.

Minister for Agriculture Bandeppa Kashempur reviewed the flood situation. He said that to avoid frequent inundation of the Siagaon bridge, across the Manjara, elevation work would be taken up at an estimated cast of Rs 13 crore.

UNI

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