- District receives only 9 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours; waterfalls weaken.
- KRS water level stands at 89.85 feet against a maximum level of 124.80 feet.
- Weatherman predicts that rains might pick up pace after July 17.
Monsoon has taken a break in Coorg and in the last 24 hours, the average rainfall recorded in the entire district is 9 mm. While Madikeri taluk (the main catchment of River Cauvery) received 22.23 mm, Virajpet received 3.6 mm and Somwarpet taluk received 3.8 mm rainfall.
Other places in Coorg, where it usually rains heavily in July including Napoklu, Madikeri, Sampaje, Virajpet, Bittangala, Kadanoor, Bethri, Kutta, Balele, Kanoor and Nagarahole border have also received rainfall that is below 10 mm.
Due to deficient rainfall, all the main waterfalls that usually cascade in their full splendor usually during this season are getting weaker with only small amount of water flowing down. Kodagu is home for a number of waterfalls which is a must-visit, especially during monsoon season.
Waterfalls including Irupu Falls, Chelavara Falls, Abbey Falls, Mallalli falls, Chikli Hole dam, and Unchalli Falls look like dry season falls where water is flowing like a rivulet. This is the time when thousands of tourists make a beeline to Coorg to witness the splendid waterfalls and stay at home stays amidst tranquil, pristine and serene atmosphere.
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