Rivers full, many villages marooned in Uttara Kannada district

Source: TNN | Published on 6th August 2020, 5:23 PM | Coastal News |

Karwar: Many villages in Uttara Kannada were marooned on Wednesday due to heavy rain. Gangavali and Aghanashini rivers are flowing over the danger mark and 40,000 cusecs of water was released from Kadra dam in Karwar taluk.

Officials have warned people living on the banks of different rivers including Sharavati to move to safer places as the water level is continuously increasing in different dams and water may be released soon.

Several streams in Siddapur taluk are in spate and more than 15 villages have been marooned. People have been shifted to safer places by the administration.

Around 3.30pm on Wednesday, Karnataka Power Corporation authorities opened six crest gates of Kadra dam to release 40k cusecs of water. As the inflow from the Kali river is very high, officials expect the water level to increase substantially by night.

Bedthi river in Yellapur taluk is flowing to its full capacity and boats are being used to shift peoiple to safer places.

Although the rain which started on Tuesday evening gave some respite by Wednesday evening, many low-lying areas in Karwar were marooned and rainwater entered houses.

Officials of the revenue and police department visited the affected areas and shifted people. With Covid cases increasing, the district administration is struggling to keep people at relief centres and ensure social distancing.

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