Torrential rains continue to lash hilly areas of K'taka

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Bangalore, Jul 30 (UNI) The South-East monsoon remained active over the ghats, coastal and South interior districts of Karnataka, disrupting life in many places.

Though there was a lull, the monsoon revived, resulting in copious inflows into various reservoirs whose levels remained low during June and July.

With a lull in the monsoon, the state faced power crisis with depleting hydel generation following low water levels in reservoirs.

Good rainfall in the last five days resulted in lower power consumption in agriculture and the state government withdrew load shedding since yesterday.

A report from Mysore said that due to heavy rainfall in Kodagu, the catchment area of River Cauvery, the water level at Krishnaraja Sagar Reservoir rose to 108.75 feet against the maximum level of 124.8 feet today.

The inflow rose to 41,582 cusecs from 22,271 cusecs last evening.

The outflow increased to 15,136 cusecs.

With monsoon becoming active in Wynad in Kerala, heavy inflow was recorded in Kabini Reservoir, also in Mysore district, which was already at brim with the level reaching 2,281.95 feet against the full capacity of 2,284 feet.

Harangi Reservoir was also full with the level reading at 2,259.39 feet against the maximum level of 2,259 feet, officials said.

In the last three days, water level at Linganamakki Reservoir across Sharavati had risen by nearly ten feet.

The level in the major source of hydel power in the state was at 1,773 feet against the full level of 1,819 feet.

Following stations received heavy rainfall (in cms) during the last 24 hours ending 0830 hrs today: Bhagamandala, Agumbe (12 each), Mani, Sulya, Mangalore AP (9 each) and Bantwal, Belthangadi and Subramanya (8 each).

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