3,250 cusecs of Cauvery river flows as outflow to TN
Bengaluru: Even as Tamil Nadu has been hit by heavy rains in the past few days and Cyclone Michaun has hit the coast coupled with the northeast monsoon. , the Cauvery river discharge from Karnataka is currently 3,250 to 3,300 cusecs between Bengaluru and South Karnataka, which is blessed with rain.
There has been a political uproar over the release of Cauvery water, but sources say that 3,250-3,300 cusecs are flowing into Tamil Nadu on a regular basis due to high rainfall.
Officials say this is not a discharge from Kabini or his KRS dam, but an over-discharge of the KRS and Kabini to Biligundur zone. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) sources, Bengaluru has received around 200 mm of rainfall since October 1 till date, while the Cauvery basin has received significant rainfall during this period due to the northeast monsoon and various weather systems. was there.
In late September, the Cauvery Water Management Authority directed Karnataka to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu to address a shortfall of 0.7 tmcft accumulated in the two weeks ending September 27. . Karnataka had said it would be difficult to release water due to insufficient water production due to the weak southwest monsoon. In a sickening attack, the Bharatiya Janata Party tweeted that the state will face drought whenever Siddaramaiah becomes chief minister.
Former Congress Minister Revanna said, “When there was no rain in Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party rubbed salt in Karnataka’s wounds by trying to blame Siddaramaiah.Since then, nature took over and the rains It started to rain a lot,” he said. In Tamil Nadu. ”
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