50,000 cusecs of water released from KRS Dam

Mysuru/Mandya, September 21:-Owing to heavy rainfall for the last two days in the catchment area of Kodagu district, the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam has continued to fill to its brim on Monday (September 21).

As of Monday, the water level at KRS Dam water reached 124.60 feet, its maximum water hold capacity is 124.80 feet, the inflow to the dam is at 35,000 cusecs and outflow is 50,000 cusecs.

The district administration of Mysuru and Mandya districts has sounded alert for the people living in low-lying areas in the fear of floods as more water likely to release to its canals.

As a precautionary measure, the Mandya district administration has banned the entry of tourists to famous Balamuri waterfalls, Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary, Sangam in Srirangapattana and various tourist spots where more tourists are likely to visit to enjoy the full force of water and beauty of the place.

Security has been beefed up in and around the KRS Dam as flow of tourists is likely to increase in the coming days. Lately due to Covid-19 induced lockdown and subsequent reduction in the number of tourists visiting the KRS Dam, the Cauvery Niravari Nigam which manages the dam has decided to continue the Musical Fountain to attract the tourists coming mainly from the neighbouring states – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore, this dam is built over the River Cauvery near to the conjunction of three rivers namely, Cauvery, Hemavathi and Lakshmana Thirtha.

Meanwhile, The Kabini Dam which is situated at Beechanahalli in H D Kote taluk also reached its full water holding capacity as the region witnessed heavy rainfall for the last two days. The water level reached 2284 feet on Monday, the maximum hold of the dam is 2284 feet. The Mysuru district administration and irrigation officials have asked the people in low-lying areas to be cautions as the threat of the floods loom large. The inflow to the dam is 26,000 cusecs and outflow is 35,000 cusecs. (NAV)

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