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Dams in Karnataka reach danger levels

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After almost four years, the storage of all the Cauvery basin reservoirs have reached the brim.

The water level at KRS reservoir has reached 120.20 ft as against the maximum capacity of 124.80.

Heavy rainfall in catchment areas of Hemavati reservoir has increased the water level at Gorur dam, near Hassan. The water level stood at 2,917 ft, 5 ft short of the full reservoir level of 2,922 ft. The inflow has been recorded up to 20, 535 cusecs. People living near the banks of river Hemavati river have been warned.

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It is the second time in a week this year that the water level at Kabini Reservoir has reached the maximum level of 2,292 feet. The Kabini dam was first reached the maximum level on June 16. Boating in Kapila river has also been suspended.

The water levels at Linganamakki dam rose to 1787.75 feet, close to the full reservoir level of 1819 feet. While the levels at Bhadra dam was similarly high at 2136.50 feet against its maximum level of 2158.00 feet, the water level at Thunga dam has reached at 1620.45 feet against its maximum level of 1633.00 feet.

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Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had earlier instructed officials to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu owing to the excessive inflows.

Each dam has a flood level, followed by a danger mark and a maximum level.

All the Reservoir Level Information as of – 13.07.2018

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