Kolhapur Rain : Kolhapur district has been receiving heavy rainfall for the past 24 hours. In the last 24 hours, cloudburst-like rain occurred at many places in the district. The rain that started yesterday also affected the Ganesh Visarjan procession. Due to the ongoing spell of rain, water has accumulated in many low-lying areas. Water has started overflowing in streams and drains. The Kalamba lake adjacent to Kolhapur city has also started flowing again from Sandva. The Rajaram Dam has gone under water for the fourth time this season. The level of Panchgange has reached 17 feet at the dam.
A yellow alert has been issued for Kolhapur district till September 13. Due to the heavy rainfall in the catchment area of many dams in the district, the discharge of the filled dams into the river bed has started.
A gate of Radhanagari dam opened
The sixth automatic gate of Radhanagari Dam has been opened due to the rains in the catchment area of the dams. Therefore, people on the banks of Bhogavati river have been warned to be alert and cautious. The dam is currently releasing 3 thousand 28 cusecs.
Increased water release from Tulsi Dam
On the other hand, the discharge from Tulsi Dam has increased due to the increase in rainfall. The current discharge of 500 cusecs from Tulsi dam has been increased by 300 to 8000 cusecs from 10 am today. Therefore, alert has been given to the people along Tulsi river.
Two dams under water in Kolhapur district
Meanwhile, Rui and Ichalkaranji dams have gone under water due to increased rainfall in the district including Kolhapur city.
Patgaon, Kumbi Dam 100 percent full
Patgaon and Kumbi dams have filled to capacity due to increased rainfall. Patgaon Dam was filled to its full capacity at around 2.30 pm yesterday, while Kumbi Dam was 100 percent full at around 4 pm.
9 dams in the district are 100 percent full
Tulsi, Kumbi, Patgaon, Chikotra, Chitri, Jangmahatti, Ghataprabha, Jambare and Kode dams in the district are 100 percent full.
Discharge from Almatti Dam begins
Due to the increase in rainfall, water has been released from Almatti Dam which is full to capacity. 52 thousand 500 cusecs is being released from Almaty Dam. Discharge from Hippargi Dam is currently closed. On the other hand, discharge from Koyna Dam is also closed. The discharge in the dam is 2 thousand 469 cusecs. The dam has a water storage of 100.70 TMC.
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