Belgaum is currently experiencing a severe recession in terms of monsoons. According to the information released by KSNMDC last June 2023, Belgaum received an average of 146 mm. A mere 47 mm representing a deficit of 68 percent, significantly less than It has rained.
Belgaum is currently experiencing a severe recession in terms of monsoons. Pre-monsoon rains have made a sporadic appearance in the city this year, while the entire district has barely received rain. Although it has been almost 10 days since the onset of Monsoon, we have still experienced very few short periods of heavy rain and this is very disappointing.
The weather in the city area remained cloudy for the past two weeks except for occasional drizzle. There was no substantial rainfall during this period. As a result the problem of water scarcity became serious. As a result, many villages in the district, including some parts of Belgaum city, have to depend on tankers for water supply.
According to the information released by KSNMDC last June 2023, Belgaum received an average of 146 mm. A mere 47 mm representing a deficit of 68 percent, significantly less than It has rained. As compared to the Southwest Monsoon, between June 1 and July 3, 2023, as much as 62 percent less rain has fallen.
This year there is a deficit of 89 percent in rainfall in Kagawad area and in comparison Belgaon taluka is slightly better with 84 percent less rainfall. On the other hand, there is 58 percent deficit in rainfall in Khanapur taluka. Due to very low rainfall in the catchment area, the water storage in most of the reservoirs has reached the level of dead storage. The record of rainfall in 14 talukas of Belgaum district in the month of June last (according to taluka, normal rainfall in millimetres, actual rainfall and rainfall deficit in percentage) is as follows.
Athani: Normal rainfall 81 mm, actual rainfall 24 mm, rainfall deficit -71 percent. Bailhongal : 147 mm, 40 mm, -73 percent. Belgaum: 241 mm, 39 mm, -84 percent. Chikkodi : 99 mm, 26 mm, -74 percent. Gokak : 77 mm, 20 mm, -74 percent. Hukkeri : 91 mm, 22 mm, -76 percent. Khanapur : 381 mm, 158 mm, -58 percent. Ramdurg: 73 mm, 35 mm, -53 percent. Raibaug : 75 mm, 35 mm, -51 percent. Sound: 91 mm, 36 mm, -60 percent. Kittur : 201 mm, 47 mm, -77 percent. Nippani : 160 mm, 33 mm, -79 percent. Kagwad : 103 mm, 12 mm, -89 percent. Mudgali : 79 mm, 31 mm, -61 percent.