Mangaluru, June 30, 2016: Amidst reports that DK district received good rain in the last 24 hours, with an average of 78.3mm. This is 48mm more than what the district received last year. Reports said that Hosamatha bridge between Uppinangady and Kadaba is submerged due to huge water flow from Kempu Holey.
The cumulative rainfall for the month till June 28 was 769 mm which is 25mm more compared to the same pe riod last year. While Bantwal taluk received highest amount of rainfall at 91mm, it was closel y followed by Belthangady at 89mm. Mangaluru taluk received 83mm and Sullia 75 mm. Puttur taluk received the least among taluks at 53mm. Only Mangaluru taluk and Bantwal taluks have surpassed the cumulative rainfall in June month for last year. While Mangaluru taluk received almost double rainfall at 987 mm (last year 588 mm), Bantwal received 772 mm (last year 696mm). Rest of the taluks have received less rainfall this year than what the district last year.
The water levels at Nethravathi River in Bantwal, Uppinangady and Kumaradhara River at Uppinangady are flowing much below their danger levels.