In a setback to the Karnataka government, a central green panel has deferred environment clearance to a state's proposal to raise Almatti dam height over the Krishna river in north Karnataka.

Kolhapur: The water resources department (WRD) of Maharashtra is in touch with its Karnataka counterpart to ensure there is adequate water release from Almatti dam to avoid flooding in Kolhapur and

Drinking water supply likely to be affected during summer
The dipping water level in the Almatti dam in Bagalkot district

NTPC had erected chimneys with 30 metre diameter and 270 metre height

Environmentalists and farmers of Basavana Bagewadi taluk of Bijapur district are up in arms against the Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project (KSTPP) that is coming up in the region.

Eight farmers of Andhra Pradesh moved the Supreme Court seeking an interim stay of the award of the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal II permitting Karnataka to raise the height of the Almatti dam fr

K'taka allowed to raise Almatti dam height, but cannot use excess water

The State government is neither under illusion that it has got justice from the Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal II nor is it in victory celebration mode, the Assembly was told on Monday. On the contrary, it is planning to file a petition before the Supreme Court to review the clarificatory order of the tribunal issued last Friday.

But allocates 4 tmc ft more water to Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh

In a great relief to the people in the northern parts of Karnataka, the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal-II has upheld its award of 2010 and raising the height of the Almatti reservoir from 519.60 metres to 524.26 metres. It had asked the Centre to appoint a Krishna Water Decision Implementation Board, giving representation to Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh as well as the Centre.

BANGALORE: The water levels in Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) in Mandya district and Almatti in Bijapur, the lifelines for drinking water and irrigation in the Cauvery and Krishna basins, have almost touc

With water level in Almatti dam in Bijapur district, hovering at 512.38 metres, as against the maximum of 519.6 metres, areas surrounding the dam are expected to face acute shortage of water for both irrigation and drinking purposes akin to Cauvery basin areas.

According to Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited officials, as against the impounding capacity of 123 tmc ft, the water at the dam was 43.323 tmc ft, with dead storage at 17.62 tms ft and outflow being 7,850 cusecs.

“Where there is a will, there is a way”, goes the adage. It has come true in case of farmers of Krishna belt in Bagalkot district. The farmers in Jamkhandi taluk, suffering huge losses due to the shortage of water to the sugarcane crop, have come together and completed within a fortnight a huge project of lifting 1 TMCFT of water from downstream backwaters of the Almatti dam to upstream on River Krishna and storing it in Chikkapadasalagi barrage for summer.

Without waiting for the government, the farmers under the banner of ‘Krishna Teera Raitha Sangha’ mobilised funds, labour and material on their own and completed the task they had taken up as a challenge.