Reservoir storage at 99% of last year

Are living storage readily available in 123 reservoirs monitored by the Central Drinking water Fee (CWC) was 86 per cent of their full dwell storage potential as on Thursday. This is ninety nine per cent of the level all through corresponding period past yr and a hundred and fifteen per cent of the ten-yr average.

The all round storage placement is much less than the corresponding period of past yr (one more bumper monsoon yr) but is superior than the ten-yr average, the CWC explained. This is even as the South-West monsoon has one more 5 times to go and a rain-driving minimal-pressure area is lively over the jap areas of the place.

Storage concentrations poorer in North

Region-smart, the storage concentrations returned figures reflective of the monsoon general performance regionally with the North (Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan) reporting 76 per cent of the full dwell storage potential (towards 90 per cent past yr and a ten-yr average of eighty five per cent). The monsoon has been deficient in Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh.

In the East (Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura and Nagaland), full dwell storage is 77.2 per cent of potential (towards 83 per cent past yr a ten-yr average of 76.eight per cent). Recorded rainfall was decrease by -29 per cent in Nagaland -twelve per cent in Tripura and -thirteen per cent tin Jharkhand, although Odisha ( per cent) and West Bengal (+five per cent) fared superior.


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Rains increase storage in West

In contrast, in the West (Gujarat and Maharashtra), full dwell storage readily available is 93 per cent of potential (towards 91 per cent past yr and a ten-yr average of 73 per cent) thanks to the regionally exceptional monsoon. Gujarat has recorded substantial excessive rainfall of 60 per cent even though Maharashtra received higher than regular rainfall of a comparably decrease 18 per cent.

Above Central India (Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh), full dwell storage is 89 per cent of potential (eighty five per cent past yr and ten-yr average of seventy nine per cent). The monsoon has been regular in Uttar Pradesh (-18 per cent) Uttarakhand (-19 per cent) Madhya Pradesh (+7 per cent) and Chhattisgarh (+nine per cent) as on Thursday.

In the South (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu), the full dwell storage is eighty five.five per cent of potential (eighty five.3 per cent past yr and ten-yr average of 69 per cent). All these States have witnessed superior monsoon so significantly this yr with rainfall being +42 per cent higher than regular in Telangana +forty per cent in Andhra Pradesh +28 per cent in Tamil Nadu +27 per cent in Karnataka and +11 per cent in Kerala.

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