The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rainfall for the next three days across the catchment areas of various rivers in Karnataka.
On Wednesday,rain lashed several parts of Karnataka including areas in Chikkamagaluru ,Madikeri ,Sakaleshpur ,Mangaluru,Sirsi,Bagalkot,Dharwad-Hubballi,Belagavi.[irp]
Due to heavy rain, The Mangaluru-Bengaluru national highway was blocked for four hours at Shiradi Ghat in Sakleshpur taluk, Hassan district, following a landslide.
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Bhagamandala in Madikeri has recieved contiuous rains and water level surged to cut off Madikeri -Talacauvery road link in Triveni sangam. Kodagu district administration has diclared holidays for schools and colleges across the entire district on Thursday.
ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಳೆ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆ ನಾಳೆ ಶಾಲಾ-ಕಾಲೇಜುಗಳಿಗೆ ರಜೆ- ಜಿಲ್ಲಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ಡಾ.ರಿಚರ್ಡ್ ವಿನ್ಸೆಂಟ್ ಡಿಸೋಜ.
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Bountiful rainfall in the next three days will help address power and water shortage, said officials from the IMD and the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC).
Heavy rains fills major dams in Karnataka
All reservoirs in the state would get filled if same rains continues for next few days said IMD officials.
Heavy rains over Hemavathi river catchment areas including sakleshpur,mudigere on wednesday surged inflows to Hemavathi dam in Hassan taluk.The dam received four feet of water in a single day. The dam, which has a maximum capacity to store 2,922 ft water, filled up to 2,844.45 ft and the inflow was 5,081 cusecs.
Good rains in Kodagu,Kerala catchment areas also increased inflows to KRS and Kabini reservoirs.[irp]
The areas which received maximum rainfalls in Kodagu are: Napoklu (83.6 mm), Madikeri (118.55), Sampaje (150) and Shantalli (170).
Water level in Harangi reservoir also rose by 5ft on wednesday . Water level was 2,844.45 ft on Wednesday while the maximum level is 2,859 ft.