India, Aug. 10 -- With rainfall easing in catchment areas of Western Maharashtra's dams and water released from Karnataka's Almatti dam increasing today, the flood situation in Kolhapur and Sangli improved, only slightly.

Water level in Sangli dropped by three inches on Friday, as per information released by the district administration.

As of Friday, the district administration has evacuated 2.85 lakh people from Western Maharashtra as a whole.

A rotal of 46 villages in Kolhapur and Sangli district are still marooned with no road connectivity.

Divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar, speaking in Pune, said, "The administration is trying to keep in contact with these villages either by boats or by mobile phone. It is not possible to e...