Thanks to the timely rainfall in the Kodagu catchment region of Cauvery river, the inflow of water to KRS reservoir has increased by around 13,000 cusecs compared to yesterday.
The water level at KRS has also increased to 84.10 ft. compared to yesterday’s 80.86 ft. Last year on this date, the reservoir level was 74.20 ft. and the inflow of water was 17,058 cusecs while the outflow was 217 cusecs.
The current inflow of water is not sufficient to fill the dam and it is expected to take a few days to reach the crest gates.
With the water level increasing every day, the authorities have begun maintenance work. The officials at KRS have taken up greasing works of the crest gates as the inflow of water has increased, said Engineer Vinay Kumar, who has been monitoring works at the KRS dam.
KRS reservoir has not reached its optimum level of 124.80 ft. except for once on August 19, 2011. Apart from greasing works, minor repair works have also been taken up along with the gardening works.
The officials are still not allowing the public to enter the reservoir. Heavy Police security has been placed at the venue to avoid untoward incidents.
However, there is no problem with regard to the supply of drinking water to Mysore City.
Vani Vilas Water Works Executive Engineer Subramanya said that drinking water to the city was being supplied once in two days owing to scarcity of water. Now since there is sufficient water, Mysore city will get 24 hour water supply in the next two days.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore