Belagavi: The incessant rains lashing in North Karnataka region and in Krishna Basin, have led to increase in the water level in the River and its tributaries such as Vedganga and Doodganga. Because of which, the bridges of Chikkodi taluk have been facing threat of getting inundated. The Kudachi-Ugar bridge that given inter-state connectivity has submerged. After the water level getting increased, the authorities have put barricades and stopped public movement on the bridge to prevent any mishap.
The heavy rains falling in Maharashtra has created havoc in Belagavi and Balgakot district as water level in Krishna and its tributaries has been steadily rising. According to the reports, the water level has significantly increased in Koyna dam in Maharashtra. As a precaution, the water has been discharged into Krishna from Rajapur barrage, because of which fear of flood has increased in part of Athani taluk. Some 18 villages coming under the taluk are now facing threat of floods. The District Administration, meanwhile has asked the people living in these village to stay alert. High Alert has been sounded in Chikkodi, Nippani, Kagwad, Raibag taluks.
The Markande River in Belagavi district is overflowing owing to torrential rains falling in the last three-four days. The water has entered into paddy crops in hundreds of acres of land located on the banks of the river. Meanwhile Almatti dam has been receiving around 1.51 lakh cusec of water while KBJNL officials have discharged 1.75 lakh cusecs of water on Saturday through 22 crest gates.