Mysuru: As rains have picked up in Cauvery catchment areas, inflows into reservoirs in the basin have gone up and their water levels have started rising.
The Meteorological Department’s forecast for July is good and the weatherman has predicted that over the next three to four days, coastal and adjacent areas of Malnad are likely to receive heavy rains. Also, south and north interior parts of the state are likely to get scattered, light to moderate showers.
On June 14, when the south-west monsoons entered the state, inflows into the KRS Dam were 114 cusecs and the dam level stood at 80.26 ft as against its capacity of 124.80 feet. But even on June 30, inflows into the dam were 771 cusecs and the level remained at 80.05 feet.
With the improved rainfall on Tuesday, inflows into KRS have increased to 7,407 cusecs, and its water level has increased to 84.75 feet. At the Kabini Dam on June 14, the inflow was 1,407 cusecs and its level was at 2,256.26 feet as against its capacity of 2,284 feet. On June 30, the inflow was 538 cusecs and the level stood at 2,257.47 feet. On Tuesday, inflows into Kabini increased to 5,984 cusecs and its level had gone up to 2,265.01 feet.
At the Hemavathi reservoir, the water level on Tuesday was 2.863.81 feet as against its capacity of 2,922 feet, and inflow was 9,017 cusecs. At the Harangi Dam, the water level was 2,813.02 feet as against its capacity of 2,859 feet. The inflow was 566 cusecs....