Reser­voir lev­els re­main sub­par


Even as Mum­bai and some parts of the coun­try are del­uged by rain, a large num­ber of reser­voirs are yet to re­ceive ad­e­quate amounts of wa­ter, which is cru­cial for win­ter crops. As of last week (24 Au­gust), to­tal live stor­age at the 91 reser­voirs tracked by the Cen­tral Wa­ter Com­mis­sion stood at 79.925 bil­lion cu­bic me­tres (bcm), which is 51% of the to­tal live stor­age ca­pac­ity of the reser­voirs. At the same time last year, stor­age lev­els stood at 101.947 bcm. As the ac­com­pa­ny­ing chart shows, bar­ring reser­voirs in the north­ern part of In­dia, wa­ter lev­els are less than pre­vi­ous year’s lev­els in all re­gions.

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