Karnataka rains: River Cauvery likely to cross highest flood level on August 7 evening, says CWC
Flood-like situation and landslides continued to cause havoc in several parts of Karnataka that have been battered by torrential rains.
Kodagu: Different parts of Kodagu district continue to reel under flood-like situations due to incessant rainfall in Karnataka.
According to the Central Water Commission, the level of river Cauvery is slowly rising while the rainfall continued in Bhagamandala and its surrounding areas.
"River Cauvery at Napoklu in Kodagu district, Karnataka is rising but slowly and is within 0.6 m of its highest flood level. Rainfall is continuing in Bhagamandala and its surrounding areas. There is no immediate respite of falling levels," Central Water Commission (CWC) said.
“River Cauvery at Napoklu in Kodagu District, Karnataka is very likely to cross the highest flood level by today evening,” Central Water Commission added.
Several areas have been flooded and roads are inundated. Farmers have been badly affected as heavy rains and floods damaged crops in Kodagu.
The CWC also informed that around 105 cm rainfall was recorded in Bhagamandala Taluk of Kodagu district in Karnataka from August 5 to August 7.
On Thursday, the water level of the Bheema river rose in Kalaburagi and the agricultural fields in Belagavi got submerged in water following heavy rainfall in the region.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted heavy rains accompanied with thundershowers at most places over coastal Karnataka and at many places over interior Karnataka for the next 24 hours. Flood-like situations and landslides continued to cause havoc in several parts of Karnataka that have been battered by torrential rains.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over south interior Karnataka and heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over coastal Karnataka, said the IMD. However, there has been no warning for a thunderstorm in Karnataka in the next 24 hours.