Mysore/Mysuru: Widespread and constant rains in Kodagu district, particularly on the Cauvery River catchment areas in Madikeri Taluk, has resulted within the elevated influx to the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam. With the elevated influx, there are speculations that the Dam will attain its most capability of 124.80 toes by July finish.
Yesterday morning, an influx of twenty-two,466 cusecs was recorded and by night, it confirmed 24,000 cusecs. This morning, the influx was recorded at 26,695 cusecs and the water degree stood at 112.64 ft. The utmost capability of the Dam is 49.452 tmcft (thousand million cubic toes) whereas right this moment’s degree stood at 34.461 tmcft.
The Harangi Reservoir in Kodagu that has a most degree of two,859 ft, right this moment reported a degree of 2854.37 ft with an influx of 9,497 cusecs and an outflow of 12,866 cusecs. 20 cusecs are being launched to canals. Harangi has a storage capability of 6.933 tmcft and right this moment’s storage degree was reported at 6.182 tmcft.
The Kabini Reservoir in H.D. Kote Taluk too has reported good influx because of heavy rains in Wayanad, Kerala. The utmost degree of the Dam is 2,284 ft and right this moment’s degree was at 2271.72 ft. An influx of 13,254 cusecs has been reported and there may be an outflow of 1,000 cusecs. The Dam has a most capability of 19.52 tmcft and right this moment, the storage is 12.53 tmcft.
In accordance with Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Restricted (CNNL) Govt Engineer Ramamurthy, final 12 months, throughout the identical interval, the KRS Dam degree stood at 91.42 ft and there was an influx of 1,161 cusecs. This 12 months, nonetheless, the state of affairs has modified as it’s raining closely in Kodagu.
If the identical influx of 26,695 cusecs continues or will increase relying on the rains, the Dam will attain its most capability by July third week or the month’s final week, he added. Concerning the vacationer footfall to KRS, Ramamurthy mentioned that because of widespread rains in June, many vacationers stayed away from the Dam and the CNNL might acquire Rs. 80 lakh as revenue from the restricted variety of vacationers.
“In Could this 12 months, the vacationer footfall was excessive with an revenue of Rs. 1.10 crore. On a traditional day, over 2,500 vacationers go to KRS and the quantity doubles throughout holidays and weekends. As soon as the Dam is full, extra vacationers go to when water is launched. Vibrant lights might be fastened for the water to look vibrant,” he mentioned.