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Water level in Bhakra, Pong dams rises due to rains

Aided by moderate to heavy rains in northern region and its catchment areas, the water level in Bhakra and Pong reservoirs was more than what it was in the corresponding period last year even as the situation remained under control.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 14, 2015 19:42 IST
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Aided by moderate to heavy rains in northern region and its catchment areas, the water level in Bhakra and Pong reservoirs was more than what it was in the corresponding period last year even as the situation remained under control.

Bhakra dam on Tuesday recorded water level of 1,622.04 feet, which was 3.68 feet more than what it was on the same day last
year.

Similarly, water level in Pong dam, set up on Beas river, was 1,339.30 feet as against 1,314.25 feet on the same day last year, an official of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) said here on Tuesday.

The water inflow in Bhakra was 57,830 cusecs as against 51,126 cusecs last year. The water outflow from Bhakra dam was
26,400 cusecs as against 26,342 cusecs last year.

In Pong dam, the water inflow was 27,301 cusecs as against 24,312 cusecs last year while outflow was 1,095 cusecs in comparison to 1,601 cusecs, the official said.

Bhakra and Pong dams are to be filled up to a level of 1,680 feet and 1,390 feet respectively by September.

"There is no need to worry as of now as the water level in both reservoirs is comfortable," an official of BBMB said.

With better position of water level in reservoirs this year, BBMB has already assured partnering states--Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to release water as per their requirements for irrigation and drinking purposes.

Bhakra and Pong dams are to be filled up to a level of 1,680 feet and 1,390 feet respectively by September.

Partnering states meet their water requirement for different purposes including irrigation from Bhakra and Pong dams.