Due to a decrease in water levels in the Rakaskop reservoir, there is a reduction in the water supply to Belagavi City. The water storage levels in both the Hidkal and Rakaskop reservoirs are lower than last year, with sufficient water storage in Rakaskop for another 10-15 days. However, after that date, water from the dead stock will need to be pumped out. As a result, Belagavi residents must use water carefully.
The depletion of water storage in the reservoir has led to water being supplied once every 6-10 days in areas where it was previously supplied once every 3-4 days. If the water problem worsens, this reduction may be further implemented. As of May 14, 2023, the water level in Rakaskop is around 6.5 feet.
Fortunately, the Hidkal Reservoir still has enough water, so the north division of Belagavi will not face major problems. However, the southern part of the city is likely to experience water shortages. The water level in Hidkal is also lower than last year.