Water levels at 91 major reservoirs in India down by 1%

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By Priyanka Kakodkar

MUMBAI: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on June 01, 2017 was 33.407 BCM, which is 21% of the total storage capacity of these reservoirs.

This percentage was at 22 for the week ending May 25, 2017.

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 which is estimated to have been created in the country.

37 reservoirs out of these 91 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 6.43 BCM which is 24% of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs.
The storage during corresponding period of last year was 13% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 23% of live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is better than the storage of last year and is also better than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.
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