The main source of water for the city of Belagavi the Raksakop reservoir overflowed on 16-07-2018. The current level of water in the reservoir is 2476.75. Both gates have been opened and surplus water is let into the river to maintain level.
In 2017 it had overflown in September
In 2016 it had overflown on August 7
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 2010 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 hillock near the village. A cavern in laterite on the hillock 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.