Copious rains in the catchment areas of the Cauvery in Kodagu have significantly improved the water level of the Krishnaraja Sagar Reservoir (KRS) near Srirangapatna in the district.
The water level was hovering around the 114 ft. mark on Monday evening against its full reservoir level (FRL) of 124.80 ft. The authorities concerned are hopeful that the reservoir would attain the full level this year. The last time it happened was in 2013.
Kodagu district received 140 mm of rain in the last 48 hours. Bhagamandala received 252.4 mm.
Torrential rains lashing Bhagamandala and surrounding regions are bringing heavy inflow into the reservoir since Sunday evening, said Irrigation Department officials.
The inflow was measured at a rate of 3,066 cusecs on Sunday morning, and at 10,124 cusecs in the evening. It increased to 22,437 cusecs at 6 a.m. on Monday. By 4 p.m., it was 30,761 cusecs.
The water level in KRS on the corresponding day last year was 78.05 ft. and the inflow was 4,051 cusecs.
The inflow would be minimum 30,000 cusecs for the next 72 hours as the catchment areas have been receiving good rains.
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