Two males had been feared drowned in rivers within the Krishna basin on Sunday.
A farmer has gone lacking from Chikkalgundi village in Bagalkot district. The members of the family of 38-year-old Basappa Hirkanavar have lodged a grievance with the police stating that he went lacking on Saturday night.
They suspected that he was devoured by crocodiles within the Ghataprabha. He had gone to the riverbed to take away the irrigation pumpset that was fastened to the bottom. “But he in all probability slipped and was drowned,’’ they stated.
Bilagi Police are trying into the grievance.
And, a 48-year-old fisherman was feared drowned within the Krishna in Ankali village in Belagavi district. Raosaheb Arjun Killikat was washed away within the river, his members of the family advised the police. They suspected that he suffered an electrical shock after coming into contact with a reside wire that had fallen from a pole on the river financial institution.
Outflow goes up
Meanwhile, officers elevated the outflow from Almatti reservoir to scale back the stress on the backwaters. The water ranges within the Krishna and its tributaries have remained steady, regardless of the diminished rainfall within the catchment areas.
Inflow into Almatti was recorded at 1.92 lakh cusecs, whereas the outflow was elevated to 2.25 lakh cusecs. The dam now has 101.66 tmcft of water at 518.27 metres, towards a capability of 123 tmcft at 519 metres. The storage now could be 82.6%, down from almost 94% per week in the past.
In the Renuka Sagar Dam on the Malaprabha, the influx was recorded at 10,775 cusecs towards an outflow of 8,094 cusecs.
The dam now has 33.78 tmcft of water towards a gross storage of 37.73 tmcft.
The Raja Lakhamagouda Dam on the Ghataprabha in Hidkal has 47.33 tmcft of water towards a full reservoir degree of 51 tmcft. It recorded an influx of 20,181 cusecs, towards an outflow of 26,856 cusecs.