After 34 years, Karnataka releases 176 tmcft of Kabini dam water to Tamil Nadu
For the first time in 34 years, the Kabini reservoir has fetched 176.28 tmc ft of water for Tamil Nadu | EPS MYSURU: For the first time in 34 years, the Kabini reservoir has fetched 176.28 tmc ft of water for Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka has so far released 330 tmc ft to the neighbouring state, including 176 tmc ft from Kabini and 163 tmc ft from the Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir, marking an increase of about three times the quantity given over the last few years.
Last year, the state released less than 140 tmc ft to Tamil Nadu from both the reservoirs combined.
The discharge used to be over 200 tmc ft in the early 1980s from Kabini, according to sources.
On the other hand, the discharge from KRS during this year was 1.31 lakh cusecs for more than a week due to heavy downpour in Kodagu district.
Tamil Nadu, which is entitled to 404.25 tmc of Cauvery water, including the underground water table, has so far received 330 tmc of water from Karnataka.
No water scarcity There will no water scarcity in Bengaluru, Mysuru and other towns, sources in the irrigation department said.
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