Improved storage level in reservoirs over last year

Friday, Aug 21, 2015,21:31 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | The water storage level in 91 important reservoirs in the country is better than what it was during the corresponding period last year. According to an official statement, the total water available in the said 91 reservoirs as on August 20 was 91.073 BCM, which is 58 per cent of the total storage capacity of these reservoirs.
The level at present is at 88 per cent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 92 per cent of storage of average of last 10 years. The present storage position during current year is better than the storage position of last year and is also better than the storage average of last 10 years, it said.
The statement further said that Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tripura, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh have a better storage status than last year for the corresponding period.
States having lower storage than the last year for the corresponding period are Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana (two combined project in both states), Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the statement added.