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Water level across major reservoirs goes down by 1 pc

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The water level in 91 major reservoirs across has gone down to 19 per cent of their total storage capacity from 20 per cent last week, the said today.

There is 31.072 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water available in the reservoirs (as of today), according to a statement issued by the ministry.

The latest levels in the reservoirs are 85 per cent of the storage reported in the corresponding period last year, the ministry said.

It is also 90 per cent of the decadal average of the storage.

The reservoirs in states such as Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana have reported lower water levels than last year.

Major in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tripura, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh Karnataka, and have reported better storage vis-a-vis last year.

The total storage capacity of all the major reservoirs is 161.993 BCM, which is about 63 per cent of the total storage capacity of 257.812 BCM, estimated to have been created in the country.

Of the total major reservoirs, 37 have hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 22:00 IST