Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs go up 5 pc

Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs go up 5 pc

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New Delhi: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on September 28, 2017 was 103.429 BCM which is 66 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was at 61 per cent for the week ending on September 21, 2017. The level of water storage in the week ending on September 28, 2017 was 89 per cent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 87 per cent of storage of average of last ten years.

The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62 per cent 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.

NORTHERN REGION

The northern region includes states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. There are six reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total live storage capacity of 18.01 BCM. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 15.02 BCM which is 83 per cent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 77 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 82 per cent of live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is better than the corresponding period of last year and is also better than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

EASTERN REGION

The Eastern region includes States of Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura. There are 15 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total live storage capacity of 18.83 BCM. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 14.03 BCM which is 75 per cent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 83 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 77 per cent of live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

WESTERN REGION

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 20.79 BCM which is 77 per cent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 82 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 80 per cent of live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the storage of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

CENTRAL REGION

The Central region includes states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. There are 12 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total live storage capacity of 42.30 BCM. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 27.35 BCM which is 65 per cent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 91 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 74 per cent of live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the storage of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the
corresponding period.

SOUTHERN REGION

The Southern region includes states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, AP and TG (two combined projects in both states) Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are 31 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total live storage capacity of 51.59 BCM. As per the Reservoir Storage Bulletin dated 28.09.2017, the total live storage available in these reservoirs is 26.23 BCM which is 51 per cent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 52 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 72 per cent of live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

The states having better storage than last year for corresponding period are Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Tripura, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Karnataka Kerala and Tamil Nadu. States having lesser storage than last year for corresponding period are Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, AP&TG (two combined projects in both states), Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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