Kabini river in spate; low-lying areas flooded

The outflow from the Kabini reservoir in H.D. Kote reached a record level of 80,000 cusecs on Friday, inundating low-lying areas in H.D. Kote, Nanjangud, Suttur, and other towns. This was caused by heavy rains in Wayanad, Kerala, which is the upper catchment area of the Kabini.
The discharge is the highest since the dam was constructed in the early 1970s. Road connectivity between Mysuru and Nanjangud was disrupted. Vehicles were forced to take a detour from Kadakola industrial area to reach the town, and paddy and sugarcane fields were inundated. The bathing ghat at Nanjangud was flooded and the Hadinarukalu Mantapa was barely visible owing to the overflowing river. Mallana Moole Mutt on the banks of the river too was flooded. Road connectivity between Bidarahalli and Beechanhalli was disrupted as the road bridge got submerged under the gushing waters of the Kabini. The Hommargalli bridge connecting H.D. Kote and Nanjangud was also submerged. Meanwhile, the inflow into the Krishnaraja Sagar was at the rate of 47,709 cusecs and the outflow was 43,786 cusecs.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/kabini-river-in-spate-low-lying-areas-flooded/article24662587.ece

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