Farmers to get reservoir water from July 27 in K'taka

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Mysore, Jul 26 (UNI) The farmers of Mysore and Mandya will get water from the Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir from July 27 for the irrigation purpose.

Talking to UNI here today, Krishnaraja Sagar Dam Executive Engineer Vijayakumar said a decision in this regard was taken by the Irrigation Consultative Committee (ICC) of the reservoir.

The water would be released into the right and left bank canals of the reservoir and Anecut canals, he said, adding, the reservoir would provide water to 2.81 lakh acres of land in Mysore and Mandya districts.

The water would be released for irrigation untill the level touched 74 feet, and the maximum level of the dam was 124.80 feet, he said.

However, the release of water would be based on the actual storage and inflow into the reservoir, he added.

''The reservoir is the prime source of drinking water for Mysore, Mandya and part of Bangalore city. The right bank canal, Varuna, provides water to 32,000 hectres of land in Mysore districts,''he said.

Parts of Srirangpatna taluk was also getting water from the same canal.

''The varauna canal provides water to Mysore taluk and a small area in H D Kote taluk. The Anecut, Virija and Rajaparameshwari canals provide water to 10,000 hectres of land in T Narasipura taluk, parts of Mysore and Sriraganapta taluk,'' he said.

The water level in the reservoir today stood at 104.55 feet and the inflow was 2,500 cusecs. The inflow into the reservoir was poor because of the poor ranfall in its catchment areas. The same in the previous year, the water level had touched 124.80 feet, which was the maximum level.

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