Rain fury in DK: Netravati river crosses danger mark, many areas of Bantwal submerged

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Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (MS)

Bantwal, Aug 9: Due to heavy and incessant rains that are lashing the Western Ghats, the water level in Netravati has risen beyond the danger level and many areas of the taluk are submerged in water.

The danger mark in the Netravati river in the taluk is 8.5 meter. As of 7 am on Saturday, August 8, the water level had reached nine meters. Due to this, many areas under Bantwal and Panemangaluru Hobali were flooded. Water has entered houses and shops.

The water level reached 9.3 meters by Saturday afternoon. On the morning of Thursday, the level of water in the river was 7.6 meter and on Friday morning it was 7.7 meters. However, after that the level shot up rapidly.

Shamboor dam is already filled to the brim and the excess water is being let out through 14 gates. Water level in Thumbay dam has reached 7.8 meter. All the 30 gates of the dam are kept open for the excess water to flow out.

Many areas adjacent to the banks of river Netravati in the taluk, including Goodinabali, Bantwal Road, Baddakatte, Ajila Mogaru, Aaladka Padpu and Bogodi are submerged in water. Roads have submerged at Aladka mini bridge, Bantwal Bastipadpu road and Goodinabali Bantwal road. Vehicular traffic is prohibited on these roads.

Many families are shifted to safer places. Though the taluk administration had opened relief centers, none of the families showed interest in residing in these centers and have gone to their relatives' houses. Taluk administration officers have informed that no loss of life of human being or cattle is reported so far.

Water has flooded Netravati river bank areas of Panemangaluru, Nandavara, Bantwal Kelagina Pete, Talapadi, Ponnodi, Thumbe, Valavooru, Pudu, Navooru and Ajilamogaru. Historically famous Ajilamogaru Juma Masjid is flooded with water. Water has entered the auditorium which is at the front portion of the masjid. Crop damage is reported from some parts of the taluk as the water has entered the farms.

Many areas of the taluk have suffered extensive damage due to heavy rains accompanied by strong breeze. Compound wall of Anganawadi center of Siddakatte church at Kukkipadi village has collapsed. In addition, the tiled roof also is damaged.

Traffic was interrupted for some time as a tree fell across the highway at Hanchikatte near Manihaolla on B C Road-Dharmasthala road.



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  • Save my India, India.

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Due to lack of dredging, coastal rivers over flow with the slightest of heavy rains.
    Every year same story in rainy season, and within a month thereafter, drinking water shortage in entire Coastal region.

    Simple effort will make life better for the Coastal region.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Netravati is very famous from olden times too.It brings floods,water and fields are filled with water which are nourishing .Sadly sometimes it takes away also peoples hard worked work.

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  • Alphonso Dsouza, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    We are abundantly blessed with good monsoons. As regards the Netravati River, during the off season, the Government must make an attempt to dredge the river bed to enable considerable depth thereby allowing more water retention in the river than allowing it to flood cities around. It will be a worthwhile investment.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 9 2020

    Mangaluru is Awesome during the Rains ...

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