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Two lakh cusecs of water let out of Alamatti

Written by: Staff
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Bangalore, July 6 (UNI) Flood warning has been issued downstream Alamatti reservoir in Bijapur and Raichur districts as authorities further increased the outflow to two lakh cusecs following increased inflow into river Krishna and its tributaries.

In Bijapur district, the authorities had ordered opening of all the 26 crest gates of Alamatti dam following a warning from the Central Water Commission that there was a substantial increase in the inflow into the river in upstream Maharashtra.

Elsewhere, water level in other swollen rivers across the State came down slightly as rain subsided and there was no report of any damage. However, agricultural fields continued to remain waterlogged on the river banks in Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Belgaum, Bijapur and Raichur districts.

Superintending Engineer Siddagangappa told UNI that the inflow rose to two lakh cusecs this evening and an equal quantum was being let out. It was likely that the inflow might reduce to some extent tomorrow. People living on the river banks have been asked to move to safer places.

According to delayed reports, two boys, identified as Santosh and Vishwanath, were washed away in the currents when they slipped and fell into a ditch in Sakleshpur town in Hassan district on Tuesday.

Incessant rains continued in Uttara Kannada district, while it came down in Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikmagalur and Shimoga. In Uttara Kannada, the level in westward flowing rivers like Aghanashini, Kali, Sharavathi, Bedthi and Gangavali had increased, but were well within the manageable limits, authorities said. Near Karwar, sea erosion continued, with eleven feet land alongside NH 217 submerging. The tracks of the toy train in Ravindranath Tagore beach were damaged due to high tides.

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