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Maha: Heavy rains cause Krishna river level to rise in Sangli

Press Trust of India  |  Sangli 

Heavy rains since the start of August in parts of Sangli in Maharashtra has led to the water level in Krishna river rising, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Water has also been released from Koyna and Varna dams which has increased water-logging in several areas in the district, he said.

He added that people in 107 villages along the banks of the river have been alerted about rising water levels.

The Territorial Army's relief column is expected to arrive in the city later tonight to help a team of the National Disaster Response Force deployed here for relief operations, the official informed.

District Collector Abhijeet Chaudhary asked people not to spread rumours or forward false messages on social media.

An old man reportedly drowned in Miraj, an official said, adding that the information was being verified.

Between August 1-6, Kadegaon has received 293 millimetres of rainfall, Shirala 326 mm, Walva Islampur 185 mm, and Miraj 132.4 mm, according to India Meteorological Department's stationwise rainfall statement.

The district is situated on the basins of Krishna and Varna rivers.

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First Published: Tue, August 06 2019. 21:20 IST