Heavy rain in the catchment area of the Kabini and the Cauvery has augmented inflow into the reservoirs, which, the officials say, will make it easier for Karnataka to meet its obligation to Tamil Nadu this year.

The Kabini was in spate in many parts of Mysuru region as the authorities stepped up outflow from the dam at Beechanahalli at the rate of around 50,000 cusecs on Wednesday. Discharge at the rate of 11,000 cusecs for 24 hours adds up to 1 tmcft of water. The discharge from the Kabini reservoir has roughly been 10 tmcft to 12 tmcft of water in just the last three or four days.

“The cumulative inflow into the reservoir since June 1 is 42.337 tmcft against which 29.61 tmcft has been discharged so far,” according to a senior official in Cauvery Neeravari Nigama Ltd.

The current rate of outflow was inevitable as the water level has reached the optimum height and was hovering at 2,282.82 ft against the full reservoir level of 2,284 ft, he said.

Heavy rain in Kodagu has increased the inflow into Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS). The water level on Wednesday was at 115.20 ft against the FRL of 124.80 ft.

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