Raichur: Following the heavy discharge from Narayanpur dam and Sonna barrage build across the Krishna and Bhima River, Yadgir and Raichur districts have not got any respite from the flood situation on Saturday despite no rain.
The Krishna River near Raichur is surging at a drastic pace following the heavy discharge of water from Narayanapur reservoir (1.79 lakh cusecs) and Sonna barrage (3.05 lakh cusecs). The swollen Krishna has submerged the island-villages in Lingsugur taluk. The residents of Gurjapur village have been evacuated to safety. Acres of ready to harvest paddy in Lingasugur and Raichur taluk have gone underwater.
The Bhima and the Krishna were in spate and agriculture fields were inundated with standing crops, such as paddy, cotton and red gram, destroyed. Road connectivity was cut off as the bridge near Malagatti submerged. Traffic was diverted to an alternative route.
Nearly 2,000 in both districts were been damaged in rain-related incidents.
In Yadgir, 2,163 hectares of standing crops were destroyed between October 1 and 15. As many as 45 villages in Shahpur, Yadgir, and Wadagera taluks are facing a serious threat of flood.
The road connectivity between Raichur and Shahpur will be cut off if the outflow from Basavasagar is raised to over 2 lakh cusecs to the Krishna as the bridge between Huvindagi-Kollur will be submerged, officials said. Currently, the outflow is 1.92 lakh cusecs and villages in Deodurg, Lingsugur, and Raichur are facing the threat of floods.
Meanwhile, R Ashok, Revenue Minister, visited flood-affected Hurusagundigi, Naikal, and Roja villages in Yadgir district on Friday, official sources added.