Water level of 91 major reservoirs in India down by one per cent

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By Priyanka Kakodkar

MUMBAI: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending May 04, 2017 was 41.066 BCM, which is 26% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was at 27 for the week ending on April 27, 2017. The level of May 04, 2017 was 128% of the storage of corresponding period of last year.

The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM, which is about 62% of the total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM estimated to have been created in the country. 37 out of these 91 reservoirs have hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW.

The Western region includes States of Gujarat and Maharashtra. There are 27 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total live storage capacity of 27.07 BCM.

The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 8.27 BCM, which is 31% of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 17% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 31% of live storage capacity of these reservoirs.
Thus, storage during current year is better than the storage of last year and is equal to the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.
Source: Times of India
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