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Tungabhadra river at dangerous levels at Hampi, Vijayanagar

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NAGABHUSHANAM HOSKOTE
Published Jul 24, 2018, 1:00 am IST
Updated Jul 24, 2018, 1:00 am IST
The historic Purandaradasa mantap, where the saint used to pray five centuries ago, was submerged near the Chakra Theertha at Hampi.
Tungabhadra dam (Photo:DC)
 Tungabhadra dam (Photo:DC)

ANANTAPUR: The Tungabhadra river was flowing at a dangerous level at Hampi, Vijayanagar, in Karnataka’s Bellary district following release of water from the dam. The historic Purandaradasa mandap, where the saint used to pray five centuries ago, was submerged near the Chakra Theertha at Hampi.  The Lord Rama temple was on the verge of being submerged. Access to tourists at Chakra Theertha was barred.

The Tungabhadra river is flowing at elevated levels along the temple town Mantralayam in Kurnool district. Temple authorities were alerting devotees not to enter into river for their holy bath.  The Tungabhadra reservoir was receiving continuous inflows from upstream parts of the Western Ghats in Karnataka following heavy rain.

 

The inflow was about 58,557 cusecs into the reservoir and the TB dam authorities were releasing 55,138 cusecs downstream. The reservoir now has 94.68 tmc ft of water against its full capacity of 100.86 tmc ft. Last year, the dam had only 26.21 tmc ft of water.

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Location: India, Telangana




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