Amid intense heatwave prevailingin the northern region, the water level in Bhakra dam today stood at nearly 1,577.84 feet, marginally lower than the level during this period last year.
"Today, the water level in Bhakra reservoir was 1,577.84 feet as against 1,581.07 feet in the corresponding period of last year," an official of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) said here.
On Sunday, the water level in Bhakra dam was 1,576.63 feet, he said.
Meanwhile, the Pong dam today recorded water level of 1,320.45 feet, which is almost 8 feet higher than what it was in the corresponding period of last year.Water inflow in Bhakra reservoir, which is constructed across Sutlej river, was 32,041 cusecs while outflow stood at 19,486 cusecs, the BBMB official said.
However, in corresponding period last year, the water inflow in Bhakra was 51,046 cusecs.
The water inflow in Pong dam was 7,430 cusecs while outflow stood at 6,500 cusecs, official said.
Last year, the water level in Bhakra reservoir during its filling season surged to 1,678.55 feet on the back of rains and heavy snow melting as against its filling capacity of 1,680 feet. Partnering states Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan get water from Bhakra and Pong for various purposes, including irrigation.
Besides, BBMB uses water to produce energy which also goes to partnering states.