Owing to heavy rainfall in catchment areas, water levels have been increasing steadily in reservoirs in Karnataka, officials reported on Tuesday.
Among the affected regions was the district of Shivamogga where in the Linganamakki reservoir, the water level was observed to have risen to 1,774.40 feet against 1,819 maximum, following an inflow of 11,898 cusecs of water on Monday.
In another reservoir in Shivamogga, the levels reached 138.20 feet against a maximum of 186 feet on account of heavy inflows from the river Bhadra.
An inflow of 3,302 cusec of water from the catchment areas caused the water level to rise up to 578 feet against 594 feet maximum in the Mani dam.
In northwest Karnataka, Hidkal and Malaphrabha reservoirs also observed increased water levels.
In the Haragni reservoir, with 15,223 cusecs of inflow from catchment areas in Kodagu district, the water levels rose alarmingly close to 2,859 feet maximum at 2,857 feet.
In the Mandya district, 6,381 cusecs of water streamed into the KRS dam increasing the water level to 92 feet against 124 feet maximum.
Similarly, an inflow of 9,690 cusecs increased the water levels in Hemavathi reservoir in the district of Hassan to 2,891 feet against a 2,922 feet maximum and in the Mysuru district, the water levels rose to 2,267 feet against a maximum of 2,284 feet resulting from an inflow of 6,431 cusecs due to heavy downpours across the state border at Wayanad in Kerala.
On Monday, moderate to heavy rainfall were observed in coastal and south interior areas of the state, with Agumbe receiving 15cm, 11cm in Bhagamandala and Kalsa, 9cm in both Madikeri and Somwarpet and 8cm in Chikamagaluru.