The level of water at KRS reservoir has been depleting day-by-day with just 3.3 TMC (Thousand Million Cubic ft.) left today and a wide area of parched land visible at the reservoir.
If the situation continues, water position would sure turn grave in future in city. People in Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Channapatna, Ramanagar and Bangalore are dependent on water in KRS and they are waiting with fingers crossed for a miracle in weather to happen.
Meanwhile, Narayanaswamy temple in Ananduru village, located in Cauvery backwaters, which is rarely visible as it gets completely submerged when water level reaches 100 ft., has surfaced. Water level at KRS presently stands at 71.84ft. against the maximum of 124.8ft.
In 2004, water level had reportedly dropped to 71.3 ft. and last year on Mar. 30, the level stood at 98.6 ft. However, this year on Mar. 31, the level was 72 ft. The feeder RBLL channel to KRS is also getting dried up. Hongalli pumping station feeding Vani Vilas reservoir in city, is getting very limited in-flow.
Cauvery Neeravari Nigam EE Vijaykumar told som today that 1,000 cusecs of water was being let out daily to five districts including Mysore & Bangalore. “Owing to failure of rains, inflow has drastically dropped and out-flow is more. The present storage of 3.3 TMC will be let out till the dead storage level is reached.”
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore