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Burning fact: Live water storage IN reservoirs is 22% of total storage capacity

The Central Water Commission is monitoring live storage status of 150 reservoirs in the country. Out of these reservoirs, 20 are of hydro-electric projects having total live storage capacity of 35.299 BCM. The total live storage capacity of 150 reservoirs is 178.784 BCM which is about 69.35% of the live storage capacity of 257.812 BCM […]

The Central Water Commission is monitoring live storage status of 150 reservoirs in the country. Out of these reservoirs, 20 are of hydro-electric projects having total live storage capacity of 35.299 BCM. The total live storage capacity of 150 reservoirs is 178.784 BCM which is about 69.35% of the live storage capacity of 257.812 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country.

As per reservoir storage bulletin dated June 13 this year, live storage available in these reservoirs is 38.491 BCM, which is 22% of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs.
However, last year the live storage available in these reservoirs for the corresponding period was 48.592 BCM and Normal storage was 41.953 BCM.

Thus, the live storage available in 150 reservoirs as June 13 is 79% of the live storage of corresponding period of last year and 92% of normal storage.

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