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Normal rainfall in Rajasthan, water level in dams rise to 35%

Heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in Rajasthan during the next 24 hours as the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of the state, the Met office said on Sunday

jaipur Updated: Jul 02, 2017 19:22 IST
HT Correspondent
With Rajasthan recording normal rainfall until July 2, the waters  level in dams in the state have gone up
With Rajasthan recording normal rainfall until July 2, the waters level in dams in the state have gone up (HT File Photo. )

Heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in Rajasthan during the next 24 hours as the southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of the state, the Met office said on Sunday.

Mount Abu, the only hill station in the state, has received 57.6mm rains until 8.30am on Sunday , the Met department said adding that Sikar has received 24mm, Alwar has received 12mm, Jodhpur 16.2mm, Jalore 8mm, Dabok 5.4mm, Churu 4mm, Barmer 1mm and Ajmer 0.5mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours.

Out of the 33 districts, 15 districts have received abnormal rainfall, nine have received excess rainfall, six normal and three districts have received deficit rainfall, while there are no districts that have received scanty rain, the Met office said.

According to state water resources department, normal rainfall recorded during the monsoon period in Rajasthan between June 1 and September 30, 2016 was 530.08mm.

Between June 1 and July 2, the normal rainfall recorded was 62.29mm against the corresponding period in 2016 was 95.07mm, which is 52.6% higher than the normal rainfall.

Rajasthan has 831 dams in the state of which 595 dams are empty and 231 are partially full and one dam is full, it said.

The total capacity of all the dams is 12,883.25 million cubic metre (MCuM) and at present 4462.06 MCuM water is available , which is 34.63% of the total capacity.

Until July 2, the water level in the dams was 30.57%.

In the last 24 hours, the dams have received 12.47 MCuM water and with southwest monsoon advancing further and forecast of good rains, the dams will get more water in the coming days, the department said.