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Water storage depleted in most States

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Water storage available in 85 important reservoirs of the as on 28 August was 102.741 BCM, which is 66% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This storage is 83% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 100% of storage of average of last ten years.

The present storage position during current year is less than storage position of last year but better than the average storage of last ten years.

The Central Water Commission monitors live storage status of 85 important reservoirs of the every week. These reservoirs include 37 that have hydropower with installed capacity of more than 60 MW. The total storage capacity of these reservoirs is 155.046 BCM, which is about 61% of the storage capacity of 253.388 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country.

REGION WISE STORAGE STATUS
North
The northern region includes the States of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. There are 6 reservoirs in this region with a total storage capacity of 18.01 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 13.88 BCM which is 77% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 91% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 73% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year but better than the average storage of last 10 years during the corresponding period.

East
The eastern region includes the States of Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura. There are 15 reservoirs in this region with a total storage capacity of 18.83 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 11.96 BCM, which is 64% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 70% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 61% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year but better than the average storage of last 10 years during the corresponding period.

West
The western region includes the States of Gujarat and Maharashtra. There are 22 reservoirs in this region with a total storage capacity of 24.54 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 15.12 BCM, which is 62% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 74% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 68% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than storage of last year and also less than the average storage of last 10 years.


The central region includes the States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. There are 12 reservoirs in this region having total live storage capacity of 42.30BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 30.61 BCM, which is 72% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 83% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 56% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the storage of last year but better than the average storage of last 10 years.

South
The southern region includes the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are 30 reservoirs in this region with a total storage capacity of 51.37 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 31.18 BCM, which is 61% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 78% and average storage of last 10 years during corresponding period was 73% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and also less than the average storage of the last 10 years during the corresponding period.

States having better storage than last year for corresponding period are Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. States having lesser storage than last year for corresponding period are Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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