Water level in Bhima river increasing with water from Ujini and Vera reservoirs


With the release of huge quantum of water by Maharashtra from its
Ujini and Vera reservoirs, the water level in Bhima river, a tributary of Krishna river is being
alarmingly increasing in the district.

According to official sources  connectivity to Sindagi taluk of Vijayapura  and Ganagapur- Itagi
taluk of Vijayapura  has been cut off , several temple on the bank of Bhima submerged  on

According to officials of Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited (KNNL), Maharashtra released
4.20 lakh cusecs of water from Ujjani Dam built across the Bhima and the Veer Dam built across
the Nira River of Maharashtra .

The water released from Ujjani Dam reached the Sonna bridge-cum-barrage built across the
Bhima in Afzalpur taluk and it was full its capacity today morning and the Sonna barrage released 2.64
lakh cusec water to River Bhima down , the source said .

The Yallammadevi temple located on the bank of river Bhima in Mannur village has already submerged
in Water . A bridge come barrage constructed across Deval Ganagapur is on verge of submersion .

The officials of the revenue department are camping near the submerged Gattaraga barrage and
vehicular movement on the bridge has been prohibited . A Total of 2.64 lakh cusec water  released to river

Kalaburagi MP Umesh Jadhav  and Afzalpur MLA, M Y Patil  visited the  Gattaraga barrage said that
fear of flood is looms  large over several villages located close to the Bhima river following  the
discharge of water from dams .

Deputy commissioner  R Venkatesh Kumar said  that a total of 2.64 lakh water released from Sonna
barrage and  residents of village located downstream  the Bhima river have been shifted to a safer place
and flood alert is being issued to the people of the villages located close to the river.

About five to six village are likely to be submerged partially if the same quantity of water which was
released from Maharashtra  into the Bhiam river  will have to be released from Sonna barrage . The district
administration is geared up to tackle the situation, he said.

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