Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir

A short visit to the Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir

After a couple of photos of the Gorur Hemavathi reservoir being full and the splendid view of water gushing out from the dam’s crest gates made appearance in newspapers last week, I decided to pay a visit. But, to my misfortune, rains had decreased over the past week and the dam’s crest gates remained shut. But I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit the upper-level of the dam and have a look at the other side of the reservoir filled to the brim ( with more rains expected next week! Too bad, I do not have time off to visit the place again anytime soon ūüôĀ ).

Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir - no outflow from the dam

Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir – no outflow from the dam

 

Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir brimming with water

Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir brimming with water

Backing up a little bit, I took help of Google to guide me to the Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir. It took me via Channarayapatna, Hole Narsipura, which was supposedly shorter (instead of via Hassan). There were a lot of bad patches along this stretch, but the surroundings more than made up for the bad roads. Lush green fields, some ripe with fresh crops, some still being ploughed and seeds sown.

Agricultural fields during monsoon

Agricultural fields during monsoon

 

Farmer bathing an ox

Farmer bathing an ox

In one particular village near Hole Narsipura, we saw a field with Shavantige flowers (Chrysanthemum). These flowers were is several colors – Yellow, Lavender, White – but the yellow ones were the most in number.

 

Crysanthemums in a field

Crysanthemums in a field

On reaching Gorur, we were first met with disappointment seeing no water coming out of the dam’s crest gates. But, the trip to the upper level of the dam made up for this.

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