Water reservoir level at 48% of storage capacity as on 9 August 2018

Reservoir level in southern, eastern regions higher

by Natasha Nadkar

India’s water storage levels remained better than year ago levels during the week-ended 9th August 2018. Live storage in 91 important reservoirs in India was 77.554 BCM, which is 48 per cent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. This storage level is 105 per cent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 98 per cent of the average of last ten years.

The region-wise live water storage of reservoirs shows that as on 9th August 2018, the southern and eastern regions had storage levels higher than the year-ago period. On the other hand, the northern, western and central regions had storage levels lower than the corresponding period last year.

Region-wise storage capacity(%)
Region Storage level 2018 Storage level 2017 10-yr avg
Northern 40 75 60
Southern 63 29 48
Eastern 48 45 40
Western 35 49 46
Central 43 52 51
Note: Storage level as on week ended 9 August 2018

References
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