Heavy rain brings cheer to water-starved Mangaluru

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-16 12:53 Mangaluru: Moderate to heavy rain that lashed Mangaluru brought cheer to residents who were facing acute water crisis. The rainfall helped water level at Thumbe vented dam to go up by at least three inches. Thumbe vented dam is the main water source for the city. Several parts of the district witnessed heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds and thunder. As a result, a tree was uprooted on Attavar main road. Complaints of water-logging were on the rise near Kottara junction and on the Kulur bridge affecting the traffic on the Mangaluru-Udupi stretch of the National Highway. Meanwhile, Commandant of Coast Guard, Karnataka, K Ajay has issued a warning to fishermen against entering the sea in the next 24 hours. In a statement, he said that the sea will be rough during the period because of a depression in the Indian Ocean.