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Flood threat recedes in river Krishna

Written by: Staff
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Bangalore, July 7 (UNI) The flood threat in Krishna river downstream Alamatti reservoir in Bijapur district subsided today with the outflow decreasing to 1.6 lakh cusecs, and there was also no immediate threat of flash floods as the inflow too had shown decreasing trend.

Officials in Alamatti said the inflow, which had touched two lakh cusecs yesterday, had come down to 1.6 lakh cusecs and the same quantum of water was being let out. The water level had touched 516.87 metres as against the full level of 519.6 metres. The downstream Narayanpur reservoir was also full and the inflow was being released to Jurala project on the Andhra Pradesh side of the border.

There was no report of increase in rainfall or likely flash floods from the upstream areas, including Maharashtra, and the flood threat had receded, the officials said.

Yesterday, 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 substantially as rain subsided and there was no report of any damage.

In Mysore, the level in Krishnarajasagar reservoir across river Cauvery rose to 117 feet as against the maximum level of 124.8 feet.

The inflow was 29,119 cusecs and outflow was restricted to 695 cusecs.

Kabini reservoir had an inflow of 30,724 cusecs and a discharged 30,134 cusecs. The level was maintained at 2,280 feet as against the full level of 2,284 feet.

In Belgaum district, the water level subsided further in river Krishna and its tributaries Malaprabha, Ghataprabha, Hiranyakeshi and Markandeya.

UNI TEAM-RS GD AK KP1857

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