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K'taka: Bhima eases further, Krishna in spate

Floods in areas coming under river Bhima eased further following reduction in discharge from upstream dams.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2006 19:42 IST
United News of India
United News of India

The flood situation in the areas coming under river Bhima eased further following reduction in the discharge from upstream dams in Maharashtra, while the flood situation remained grim in other parts of North Karnataka with river Krishna still in spate.

A Bijapur report said there was a marked decrease in the inflow of river Bhima and the level at Dulikhed, the entry point of the river from the neighbouring state, further fell to 10.17 meters on Tuesday, much below the danger mark of 14 meters.

At the Alamatti dam built across Krishna in the same district, the inflow rose slightly to 3.58 lakh cusecs while outflow was kept at 3.21 cusecs. The water level in the dam stood at 517.83 meters against the full level of 519 metres. Many villages on either side of the banks were affected.

In the upstream Belgaum district, following increase in the release of water from Maharashtra, the inflow into Krishna river rose to 3.92 lakh cusecs. 58 villages continued to remain marooned while 28 others were partially affected. The situation remained grim as 4.26 lakh people were affected in the taluks of Chikodi, Raibag and Athni. Ghataprabha river was also in spate affecting Gokak taluk.

First Published: Aug 15, 2006 19:42 IST