Indian Reservoirs live water storage levels down by 25% compared to 2018–19

Indian Reservoirs live water storage levels down by 25% compared to  2018–19


            This year in India again there  is a sluggish start of monsoon but started ramping up slowly from past one week. Reservoirs which are the major sources for collecting monsoon rains and deliver throughout the year were found still in bad shape compared to last year and even average of last 10 years.

Full reservoir capacity of all major reservoir levels in India was nearly 163 Billion cubic meter (BCM) whereas the current levels were at 54.25 BCM. If we compare the FRL capacities of last year (2018 -19: 73.162 BCM) with present year till August 1st levels were down by nearly 25%.


 

                                      *Stats & Pictures from Central Water Commission website

If we take a look at present storage levels for different regions of the country eastern will be the lowest and central region will be highest.


When it’s drilled down to state-wise storage level comparison with last year at all regions the data will be as below:

West Zone


State
FRL 2019 -20
FRL 2018 - 19
% age Reduction/ Increase
Gujarat
4.289
3.634
18.02421574
Maharashtra
4.904
7.387
-33.6131041
North Zone


State
Present Capacity


Himachal
7.08
3.104
128.0927835
Punjab
1.36
1.086
25.23020258
Rajasthan
1.5
1.603
-6.425452277
South Zone


State
Present Capacity


Andhra
0.916
4.54
-79.82378855
Karnataka
10.843
18.95
-42.78100264
Kerala
0.881
3.55
-75.18309859
Telangana
0.254
0.54
-52.96296296
Tamilnadu
0.827
4.09
-79.7799511
East Zone


State
Present Capacity


Jharkhand
0.685
0.86
-20.34883721
Orissa
2.881
5.87
-50.91993186
West Bengal
0.46
0.58
-20.68965517
Tripura
0.178
0.29
-38.62068966
Central Zone


State
Present Capacity


Uttar Pradesh
0.86
1.6
-46.25
Uttarakhand
1.51
1.88
-19.68085106
Madhya Pradesh
13.06
10.781
21.13904091
Chhattisgarh
1.696
2.473
-31.41932875

Central water commission website is having a clear dash board of further data reservoir wise which will be helpful in knowing the present reservoir water levels.

Hope in next few weeks this gap gets shortened and makes this monsoon fruitful than the previous.                                                                                               

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