Heavy rain leads to rivers swelling and water flowing over bridges in Belagavi


Published: 09/07/2019

by www.belgaumonline.com


Heavy rain in some parts of Belagavi and neighbouring Maharashtra led to some rivers swelling and water flowing over some bridge-cum-barrages in the district on Monday.

Heavy rain in Maharashtra on Sunday led to the submergence of bridges in Mallikwad, Karadaga, Bhoj, Yadur, Kallol, Kunnor, Jatrat, Sidnal and Manjari villages.

All these villages have alternative routes to other villages and commuters are using them.

Assistant Commissioners have issued directives to farmers not to enter rivers, streams or other water bodies as there is a chance of flash floods anytime. Ghataprabha, a tributary of the Krishna, is in spate. The inflow at Hidkal dam has increased to 23,858 cusecs, and the inflow into the Hiranyakeshi river course has touched 8,388 cusecs, said irrigation officials. Inflow has also increased in the rivers in Chikkodi taluk that have their catchment area in Maharashtra — the Chikotra, the Vedganga, the Doodhganga and the Pancha Ganga.

It rained heavily on Sunday and Monday in Khanapur taluk. Officials said that the rainfall was measured at around 500 mm in six days.

Rainfall was heavy around the forest areas in Bhimgad, Kankumbi, Krishnapur, Degaon, Kongala, Pastoli, Amagaon, Talewadi and Chapoli. Streams and rivulets, including Kalasa, Bandori, Mangesri, Vajra, Panasori, Kumbar, Tatti and Kotni, are full.

The Maruti temple in Hubbanahatti is nearly completely submerged in the Malaprabha river. There has been no power supply in some villages in the taluk for two days now, residents complained.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/heavy-rain-leads-to-rivers-swelling-and-water-flowing-over-bridges-in-belagavi/article28324944.ece