The water level of the dam rose in spite of deficient rains in some parts of South Karnataka. Mysuru News – Times of India

Mysuru: Even though Malnad region and many parts of South Karnataka received heavy rains for a few days in July, the data released by the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center (KSNDMC) Less rainfall is detected during the first two months of the monsoon.
Malnad received -13% rainfall as compared to normal in the first two months. Kodagu (-23%). For Chikkamagaluru, it was -14%, Shivamogga -9% and Hassan -4%. The situation did not improve much in July when Malnad region received -10% of the normal rainfall and Kodagu recorded -24%.
Mysore The district also received less rainfall. The district received -17% rainfall in June and July. The normal rainfall in the district in these two months is 220.6 mm, but this year the district has received only 184.2 mm.
Despite the low rainfall, the water level at major dams in the region is good this year. For example, on Saturday there is 36.4tmc ft of water available KRS The dam was 27.8 tmc ft on the same day last year. At Kabini dam, the level is 16.9 tmc ft, as against 1.5 tmc ft last year, Hemavati 34.3 tmc ft (17.8 tmc ft), and Lingmanakki 114.8 tmc ft as against 40.8 tmc ft.
“Instead of the entire month, we got rain in just two to three days. Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) senior advisor G Srinivas Reddy said high intensity rains for a few days lead to good flow in the dams. “As per the forecast for August, we expect above-normal rain,” he said.
state raita association President Badgalpura Nagendra said that farmers have been affected due to less rain. “Many people were forced to change crops. We are not seeing rain as per our traditional Varsha Panchang (Panchangam), which has affected the cropping pattern,” he said.


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