Water storage of major reservoirs dips by 2%

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Virendra Singh Rawat
Lucknow / Dec 1, 2018
Water availability in the country’s 91 major reservoirs has dipped by about 2% over the previous week.

 

Water storage was reported at 98.35 billion cubic metres (BCM), which is 61% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. It was 63% for the week ending November 22, 2018.

 

Total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 161.99 BCM which is about 63% of the total storage capacity of 257.81 BCM. Of the 91 reservoirs, 37 have hydropower linkage with installed capacity of more than 60 megawatt (mw).

 

Northern Region – It includes Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. There are six reservoirs under Central Water Commission (CWC) monitoring having total storage capacity of 18 BCM.

 

Eastern Region – It includes Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura. There are 15 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 18.83 BCM.

 

Western Region – It includes Gujarat and Maharashtra. There are 27 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 31.26 BCM.

 

Central Region – It includes Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. There are 12 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 42.30 BCM.

 

Southern Region – It includes Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are 31 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 51.59 BCM.

 

States having better storage than last year for corresponding period are HP, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, MP, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala and TN. States having lesser storage than last year are Jharkhand, Odisha, WB, Tripura, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP, AP and Telangana.

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