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Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs goes up by 1%

Storage in Northern region during current year is better than last year and is also better than the average storage of last ten years in mid-August 

Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs goes up by 1%

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on August 17, 2017 was 75.694 billion cubic metre (BCM) which is 48 percent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was at 47 for the week ending on August 10, 2017. The level of August 17, 2017 was 79 percent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 82 percent of storage of average of last ten years.  

The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62 percent 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 Central Water Commission (CWC) monitoring having total live storage capacity of 18.01 BCM. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 14.29 BCM which is 79 percent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 69 percent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 69 percent 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 8.97 BCM which is 48 percent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 55 percent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 47 percent of live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year but is better 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 15.51 BCM which is 57 percent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 71 percent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 62 percent 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 21.78 BCM which is 51 percent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 74 percent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 57 percent 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, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (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. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 15.15 BCM which is 29 percent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 44 percent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 59 percent 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.
 
States having better storage than last year for corresponding period are Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura. States having lesser storage than last year for corresponding period are Rajasthan, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
 

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