Delayed monsoon extends dry run in Mangaluru taps

Delayed monsoon extends dry run in Mangaluru taps

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-05-24 13:04 Mangaluru: On Monday evening, water level at Thumbe vented dam was registered at 6.3 ft as against the maximum level of 13 ft. In fact, following the release of water from the Nekkilady Vented Dam in Belthangady taluk, water level at Thumbe vented dam has gone up. If the dam in Bantwal taluk continues to receive inflow for next two weeks, there would not be any dry taps in Mangaluru.However, unless the catchment areas of the Netravati receive rainfall in the next two days, the corporation may revert back to regulating water supply. The corporation supplies water every alternative day, said Mangalore City Corporation Commissioner Dr H N Gopalakrishna. The corporation has to manage water till the monsoon hits the district and according to weather department, monsoon is said to arrive after June 10. Once the water level reaches 4 feet, then water cannot be lifted from the dam, he added.