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Cauvery basin reservoirs in K'taka almost full

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Mysore, July 4 (UNI) Torrential rains in the catchment areas of Cauvery basin reservoirs in Karnataka and consequent heavy inflows have ensured that all the dams were inching towards their brim.

The Krishnaraja Sagar Reservoir (KRS), built across river Cauvery near here, had recorded an inflow of 29,824 cusecs, while the discharge was restricted to 386 cusecs. The water level read 108.85 ft as against the maximum level of 124.80 ft.

Kabini reservoir too had been receiving heavy inflows with copious rain in Wayanad district of Kerala, its catchment area. With the water level reaching 2,280.40 ft as against the full level of 2,284 ft, the irrigation authorities have decided to release more water to safeguard the dam. The outflow had been increased to 34,674 cusecs and the inflow was 33,007 cusecs.

Harangi in Kodagu district had also increased its outflow to the river to 14,460 cusecs, while the inflow was 9,999 cusecs. The level was almost full at 2,856.36 ft as against the maximum of 2,859 ft.

Meanwhile, the Cauvery and its major tributary Lakshmanatheerta were in spate following continuous rains in Kodagu district. The district authorities had declared a holiday for all educational institutions till Friday.

Madikeri-Bhagamandala road and Bhagamandala-Aiyyangeri road were completely inundated and remained cut off from the rest of the district.

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