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Flood alert announced across the Cauvery river basin

Mysuru: Following heavy downpour in the Wayanad and other parts of Kerala, the Kabini reservoir is at its brim.

Given that the inflow into the reservoir has increased considerably, flood alert has been announced following which, 50,000 cusecs of water was released from the Kabini reservoir.

In the press release, DC Abhiram G Sankar on Wednesday has directed the people living in the Cauvery river coast to move into safer place following a flood like situation.

Kapila River is flowing swiftly after 50,000 cusecs of water was released, and the temple town of Nanjangud is fearing floods. Correspondingly, famous Hadinaru Kalu Mantapa is at the verge of sinking.

On Wednesday, water level at the Kabini Reservoir stands at 79.87 ft, 84 ft being the maximum. The storage capacity of the reservoir is 19.52 TMC and as of now, Kabini has 16.97 TMC of water.

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