Shimoga: Following incessant rainfall in the region water was released from gates of the Linganamakki Dam, after it reached its maximum storage capacity on Monday, September 2. The Linganamakki dam was constructed by the Karnataka State Government in 1964. Located in the Sagara taluk, the dam has a length of 2.4 km, stretching across the Sharavathi river. It is located about 6 km from Jog Falls. The dam was designed to impound 4368 million cubic meters of water in an area of around 300 km, submerging 50.62 km of wetland and 7 km of dry land, with the remaining being forest land and wasteland. Weather forecast agencies on Saturday had predicted heavy rains and thunderstorms in coastal Karnataka from September 1 to 3.
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