Water reservoirs at 16% capacity in past week, level lower than 10-year average
The latest water levels were lower than the last 10 years’ average of 20%, but 1 percentage point down compared with the previous week.india Updated: Jun 09, 2016 21:07 IST
Water levels in India’s main reservoirs were at 16% of their storage capacity in the week to June 9, down 11 percentage points from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.
The latest water levels were lower than the last 10 years’ average of 20%, but 1 percentage point down compared with the previous week.
Monsoon rains, crucial for the farm sector, arrived at Kerala coast on June 8, a day later than forecast.
Water levels in reservoirs are important primarily for irrigation during the summer and winter months, and for hydropower generation.