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31 Southern reservoirs storage is 51.59 BCM

Fri, Jul 01, 2016, 07:44 PM
Hyderabad, July 1: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on June 30 this year was 23.94 BCM, which is 15% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 48% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 70% of storage of average of last ten years.
The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM, which is about 62% of the total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM, which is estimated to have been created in the country. 37 Reservoirs out of these 91 have hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW.

The Southern region includes States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, TS and AP (Two combined projects in both states) Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are 31 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having a total live storage capacity of 51.59 BCM. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 5.33 BCM, which is 10% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs.

The storage during the corresponding period of last year was 33% and average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period was 24% of the live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during the current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

States having better storage than last year for the corresponding period are Rajasthan, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh. States having lesser storage than last year for the corresponding period are Himachal Pradesh, AP&TS (Two combined projects in both states), Punjab, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
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