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Water level crosses 100 feet mark at KRS Dam

Mysuru, July 8:- As the copious rains continue to pound the catchment area of Cauvery delta basin, the water level at the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam in Srirangapatna, Mandya district, has risen to 100 feet on Wednesday morning.

Water level of the KRS dam was on Tuesday evening stood at 99.8 feet. The inflow was 7,736 cusec and outflow 451 cusec on Tuesday. If the rain continues in catchment areas, the water level at the KRS Dam is expected to reach its peak capacity of 124.80 feet by the end of July, say officials of the Cauvery Neeravari Nigam.

The water level at the dam had crossed the 100 ft on August 9 last year. In 2018, it reached the mark on June 17.

With heavy rains in Kodagu district and the inflow on the rise, the farmers in Mandya region who entirely depend on KRS Dam water for agricultural activities will heave a sigh of relief and help in supply of the drinking water to Bengaluru, Mysuru and other places, said the Nigam authorities.

Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore, constructed the dam during famine despite critical financial condition in the state. Foundation stone for the dam was laid on 11th November 1911. The dam was built across river Kaveri in 1924.  The water released from this dam flows into the state of Tamil Nadu and is stored in Mettur dam in Salem district. (NAV)

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