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Rate of inflow at KRS is 13,841 cusecs
Water-level at Kabini recorded at 2,281.7 ft
MYSORE: The water-level at the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) has breached the 100-ft mark following good rains in the catchment area of the Cauvery in Kodagu.
At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the water-level was recorded at 100.33 ft, as against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 124.80 ft. The rate of inflow was 13,841 cusecs.
This is in contrast to the water-level of 84 feet during the corresponding period last year, when the inflow was 3,145 cusecs.
If the current good spell of monsoon continues to be vigorous in Kodagu and along the upstream of the KRS, then there is a high probability that the reservoir will attain its FRL in July or early August.
However, according to officials the water-level tends to reach the 100-ft mark in the early stages of the monsoon when the storage level during summer remains above the dead storage point. But, as the level increases beyond 100 ft, so does the water-spread area of the reservoir. Hence, any further increase in water-level will be slow unless there is another spell of vigorous monsoon in the catchment area of the Cauvery.
Meanwhile, Kabini reservoir at H.D. Kote continues to receive good inflow. Superintendent Engineer Vardharajan said the discharge from the reservoir would be stepped up as the water-level was 2,281.7 ft as against the FRL of 2,284 ft. Inflow was 12,000 cusecs and outflow was also 12,000 cusecs.
Mr. Vardharajan told The Hindu that the live storage in the reservoir, which could be harnessed for the Kabini Right Bank Canal, was 8.5 tmcft.
The dam authorities hoped to maintain the reservoir level at 2,281 ft and hence, were likely to step up discharge from the dam, he said.
Harangi reservoir near Kushalnagar recorded an inflow of 4,184 cusecs, with the water-level at 2,853.41 ft, against the FRL of 2,859 ft. During the corresponding period last year, the water-level was 2,817.58 ft. The water-level at Hemavathy reservoir in Gorur, Hassan district, was recorded at 2,888.94 ft on Wednesday, against the FRL of 2,922 ft.
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