The level at Rakaskop across Markandeya river, the main source of water to the city and situated 18 kms away, was hardly one feet above the bed on July 8, 2014; and on Tuesday it has overflown and is to full capacity of 2475 feet.
In 2013 it had overflown on July 23.
In 2012 the reservoir was full on August 6, 2012.
In 2011 the reservoir was full on July, 2011.
There have been good rains in the past fortnight due to which water levels in all rivers and reservoirs have grown dramatically.
18 Kms from Belgaum literally means a hamlet of a Rakkasa (Giant), who is stated to have lived on a hillrock near the village. A cavern in laterite on the hillrock resembling a huge seated human figure is shown by the people to remind his past existence. Here is a Dam across the river Markandeya, supplying drinking water to Belgaum.
The current level of water was 2476.30 on 30-07-2014