52K cusecs of water discharged from KRS dam

Mysuru/Srirangapattana, September 7:-With heavy rains lashing in Kodagu district, the inflow to Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) Reservoir on Friday was 48,000 cusecs and the outflow 52,800 cusecs of water.

The KRS Dam received 31,000 cusecs of water on Thursday while 43,000 cusecs of water released to the river.

The dam filling to the brim has brought cheers among the farmers here. The reservoir had reached the maximum level on July 20 last year. Around 2,761 cusecs of water was released into the canals. The farmers have geared up for transplanting paddy on their fields.

The water reached to the brim at the reservoir on August 10 this year. Even after the dam getting filled 28 days ago, the inflow to the reservoir has not decreased owing to the copious rains in catchment areas of Kodagu district.

The maximum level of KRS Dam is 124.80 feet, catchment area is 10,619 km and the height of the dam is 40 metres. The Krishnaraja Sagar Dam is built across the river Cauvery, one of the principal rivers in south India. Construction of the dam began in November 1911, and 10,000 workers were employed and completed in 1931, around 5,000 to 10,000 persons had lost their homes to the project. (NAV)

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