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Rakaskop reservoir overflows

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The main source of water for the city of Belagavi the Raksakop reservoir over flowed on August 7, 2016 . The current level of water in the reservoir is 2476.75 . One gate is opened and surplus water is let to river coarse to maintain level.

In 2015 it had overflown on August 4
In 2014 it had overflown on July 30
In 2013 it had overflown on July 22.
In 2012 the reservoir was full on August 6
In 2011 the reservoir was full on July 18
In 201
0 the reservoir was full on 4 August

18 Kms from Belagavi, literally meaning 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 Belagavi. The construction of the dam was started in 1960 and completed in 1962.

1 thought on “Rakaskop reservoir overflows”

  1. Its Very Good and needs to maintain water distribution judiciously else in April 2017 there will again be Headlines in our News Papers ” ONLY 15 DAYS WATER AVAILABLE IN RAKASKOPP”


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