South India reservoirs at highest storage level

South India reservoirs at highest storage level

A view of the Idukki Dam as water level continued to rise in the reservoir in Iduki dam area of Kerala . PTI file photo

With heavy rainfall in the past few days, the water storage level in most of the reservoirs in South India is highest compared to last 10 years, says the government.

The current total live storage is 33.57 BCM (billion cubic metres) against the 51.59 BCM capacity in 31 major reservoirs in Southern India, says data from the Central Water Commission.

This year's live water storage is the highest, which is 65 % of the total storage capacity compared to the past 10 years. The average live storage in the last 10 years was 57 % of the total storage capacity, said the Central Water Commission. Last year the total live storage as on August 16 was just 29 % of the total live storage capacity of 31 reservoirs.

The water storage in 91 major reservoirs of the country as on August 16 is 84.743 BCM which is 96% of storage of average of last 10 years, said the Commission.



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