Storage Level In Major Reservoirs Sees A Further Dip

Storage Level In Major Reservoirs Sees A Further Dip

by The Daily Eye Team March 14 2016, 3:29 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 35 secs

The volume of water in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending March 10, 2016 stands at 45.801 BCM (billion cubic metre). This is just 29 per cent of the total storage capacity of the surveyed reservoirs, according to a press release by the Union Ministry of Water Resources. The latest released levels mark a drop of three percentage points from the levels recorded a month ago, in early February. The levels are 71 per cent of the storage recorded at the same time last year and 74 per cent of the average of last 10 years.The 91 reservoirs together make up a little over 60 per cent of the country’s total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM.


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