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Water level in 91 major reservoirs dips to 64%: Govt

There’s q stock available in these reservoirs 100.326 BCM of water was available in these reservoirs was 102.841 BCM. The total capacity of the reservoirs is 157.799 BCM.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2016 21:17 IST
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Gates of Maithon dam were opened to drain out excess water that has reached in dam following heavy rains in catchment area since last three days in Dhanbad.
Gates of Maithon dam were opened to drain out excess water that has reached in dam following heavy rains in catchment area since last three days in Dhanbad. (HT file photo)

Water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has dipped to 64% of their total capacity from 65% last week, the government said on Friday.

According to the Union water resources ministry, 100.326 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on December 8.

The stock was 126% of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year, while it is 98% of the decadal average, the ministry said in a statement.

Last week, the stock available in these reservoirs was 102.841 BCM. The total capacity of the reservoirs is 157.799 BCM.

The states which have recorded less storage vis-a-vis the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while Uttarakhand has reported levels equivalent to those reported last year.

Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Karnataka have reported better stock compared to last year.