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Three dams filled, traffic suspended on highways as rains lash Kolhapur

Kolhapur, Jul 9 (UNI) Three irrigation dams were filled upto their brims while several arterial roads were submerged under water as rains continue to lash this district for past three days, stated Irrigation Dept Assistant Superintendent Engineer Shreedhar Ghatge on Thursday.
The continuous monsoon streak has inundated three state highways of Chandgad-Ibrahimpur, Koljapur-Parite-Gargoti and Kolhapur-Kalamba-Shingnapur and five roads.
The vehicular movement has been barred as the waters of Panchaganga, Bhogavati, Kumbhi, Kasari, Tulshi and Warna rivers have flooded these spots, he said.
He said that the dams of Ghatprabha, Jambhare and Kode have amassed waters equal to their total capacities while the monsoon has just started.
According to the latest update, the remaining eleven dams of Radhanagari, Tulshi, Warna, Dudhganga, Kasari, Kadvi, Kumbhi, Patgaon, Chikotra, Chitri and Jagamhatti have also collected waters in the range of 40-50 per cent of their capacities.
The traffic has been diverted at the places of Shignapur, Rajaram, Ichalkaranji, Rui, Shirol, Terwad and Bhogavati Rashivade as the weirs have started overflowing, he added.
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