Mysore: To Bengalureans' relief, the heavy rain in Kodagu has upped the water level of the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir by 2.11feet for the first time since the South West Monsoon set in. Its water level rose from 62.89 feet on Thursday to 65 feet on Saturday when it received an inflow of 6231 cusecs.
The water levels of Harangi, Hemavathi, and Kabini reservoirs too have gone up owing to the heavy rain in Chikmagalur district and Wyanad. Although Kodagu had received 133.2mm of rain between June 2 and 11, the water level at KRS had dropped from 64.74 feet to 62.89 feet on June 13 as it let out over 800 cusecs a day to meet Bengaluru’s water supply needs. The increased inflow has now, however, compensated for the water released and pushed up its storage.
With good rains in Kodagu, Harangi reservoir too has 10.28 feet more water, its level rising from 2800.38 feet on June 2 to 2180.65 feet on Saturday. The inflow was 1836 cusecs and the outflow, nil. The rain in Wyanad has upped the water level of Kabini by 7.71 feet - from 2246.29 feet on June 2 to 2254 feet on Saturday. The inflow was 5551 cusecs and the outflow, 100 cusecs.
The heavy rain in Chikmaglur district has helped Hemavathi as its water level has risen by 3.8 feet,taking it to 2859.35 feet on Saturday. The inflow was 2579 cusecs and the outflow, 100 cusecs.