MANDYA: The water level at the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) dam has crossed the 100-foot mark after 34 days following some rainfall in the Cauvery basin over the last three days. This has brought some relief to farmers.
This time, the water level in KRS had dropped to a record level due to a lack of monsoon. The water level in the dam has been less than 100 feet since September 1. Now, the water level in the dam has crossed 100.36 feet today due to rain in the Cauvery basin three days ago.
Due to the good rainfall, there has been an increase in inflow into the KRS dam, which has also increased the water level of the dam. There was an inflow of 11,800 cusecs yesterday. Now the Cauvery basin has received 9,052 cusecs of inflow today after the rain stopped. The inflows may fall even more tomorrow.
On the other hand, 1,482 cusecs of water have been released to Tamil Nadu from the KRS dam. While the water level at KRS dam was 100.36 feet today against the maximum level of 124.80 feet, the storage was 23.095 tmcft against a maximum of 49.452 tmcft. The inflow was 9,052 cusecs and the outflow was 1,482 cusecs.