13 May 2012

Water Level of Dams


The Central Water Commission is monitoring on weekly basis, live storage status of 82 reservoirs spread across the country having total live storage capacity of 153.334  Billion Cubic Metre (BCM). 
            At the end of September, 2011, the combined live storage of 81 reservoirs  being monitored at that time, with a total live storage capacity of 151.768 BCM was 131.076 BCM which was 126% of average of last ten years.
The storage status of these 81 reservoirs at the end of September, 2009, September, 2010 and September, 2011 is given in the following table.

Period
30th September, 2009
30th September, 2010
30th September, 2011
Combined live Storage (BCM)
89.835
115.227
131.076
Percentage
Storage with respect to total live storage capacity
59.2
75.9
84
  
            The above data does not show any declining trend.
            Water being a state subject, the operation and regulation of water in dams/reservoirs is done by the respective project authority/State Government as per their requirements.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Water Resources & Minority Affairs Shri Vincent H. Pala in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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