MYSURU: Outflow from KRS reservoir that had crossed more than 1.07 lakh cusecs has submerged a bridge near Hemmige village near Talkadu forcing taluk authorities to restrict vehicle movement as precaution. Meanwhile, seven families in have been moved to safer places.

Vehicular movement is being diverted via Sosale near T Narasipura. As the outflow touched nearly 1.5 cusecs mark in the early morning hours, the bridge across River Cauvery was completely submerged. Water was overflowing the bridge which is nearly in length.

T Narasipura Thasildar Raju K said they noticed rise in water level in the morning. Immediately we stopped vehicle movement after obtaining permission from DC Abhiram G Sankar. The water level was nearly two feet above the bridge surface. Anticipating trouble, we have stopped vehicle movement. There is an alternate route to commute between T Narasipura and Talakadu but travelers have to make a detour of 10kms.

This apart, seven families near Malangi village were asked to move to safer places as the water level is rising. Water has almost reached their houses. The families have moved to their relatives’ houses refusing to stay at Ganji Kendra. We’re ready to open ‘Ganji Kendra,‘ stated the Thasildhar.

Meanwhile, situation in the Kapila stream is slowly returning to normalcy but authorities are worried as rains continue to batter catchment areas in Waynad, .

Water outflow from Kapila Reservoir has been reduced to 43,542 cusecs as against inflow of 50,618 cusecs. The inflow has gone up but authorities as precaution have reduced the storage of Kapila reservoir by 6 feet to absorb water in case of flash floods.

The water level of the was 2278 ft as against maximum 2284 ft.
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