Delayed onset of monsoon brings hope to Kodagu
It has been raining copiously across Kodagu after the monsoon had failed to pick up momentum in the past few weeks. The people of Kodagu were worried about the failure of the monsoon as it posed the threat of drinking water scarcity.
Though the monsoon had set in normally in the first week of June, suddenly dry conditions had prevailed, affecting agriculture operations.
The heavy downpour in the past week has rekindled the old memories of monsoon.
The Lakshmantheertha river is flowing in full strength. Harihar, Kanoor and Nittur areas are facing threat of floods due to increasing water level in Lakshmantheertha. The river was flowing above two feet over the Nittur bridge.
Holidays have been declared to all schools and colleges till the weekend.
Bhagamandala and Triveni Sangama were flooded for the first time during this monsoon. Water also flooded the Napoklu-Ayyangeri road.
With increased inflow of water to Harangi reservoir, four crest gates were opened and 10,000 cusecs water was released to Cauvery river on Wednesday.
The resumption of the monsoon augurs well for the people in the Cauvery basin, especially for the residents of Mysore and Bangalore who depend heavily on the Cauvery for their drinking water.