Monsoon slows, reservoirs dip 1%

New Delhi: As monsoon makes a sluggish progress, the combined live storage in 81 major reservoirs of the country dipped by one per cent in June to stand at 12 per cent of their designed capacity.

According to latest figures released by the Central Water Commission (CWC) today, the combined live storage in the 81 reservoirs at the beginning of monsoon on June one was 13 per cent of their designed capacity, but dipped to 12 per cent on June 24.

Out of the 81, there are 43 reservoirs where this year’s storage is 80 per cent or less than the average of previous 10 years. In the remaining 38 reservoirs, the storage is more than 80 per cent of the average of previous 10 years.

The storage position in Narmada, Cauvery and Krishna basins is better than average of previous 10 years.

West-flowing rivers of South and rivers of Kutch are flowing close to normal, but the storage position in Ganga, Indus, Mahanadi, Tapi, Sabarmati, Mahi and Godavari basins is deficient, the CWC said.

Monsoon rains, crucial for the country’s trillion-dollar economy, have been 16 per cent deficient and stagnant over central India so far this season but meteorologists are hopeful of a revival soon.

According to statistics released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon rains have been 16 per cent below normal for this season, mostly due to sluggish progress. The annual rains have not advanced since June 18 when they covered half of the country.

Financial Express

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Mettur Dam Water Level: Monday, Nov 02, 2009

TIRUCHI: The water level at the Mettur Reservoir stood at 73.48 feet on Sunday against its full level of 120 ft. The inflow was 7,527 cusecs and the discharge 2,999 cusecs.

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Mettur Dam Water Level – Thursday, Oct 29, 2009

TIRUCHI: Water level in the Mettur Dam stood at 73.75 feet on Wednesday, against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 5,942 cusecs and the discharge, 15,000 cusecs.

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Mettur Water Level: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009

TIRUCHI: Water level in the Mettur dam stood at 75.8 feet on Monday, against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 7,899 cusecs and the discharge, 17,000 cusecs.

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Mettur Water Level – Monday, Oct 26, 2009

Water level in the Mettur dam stood at 76.82 feet on Sunday against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 6,403 cusecs and the discharge, 17,000 cusecs.

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Mettur Water Level-Saturday, Oct 24, 2009

The water level in the Mettur dam stood at 78.88 feet on Friday against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 5,631 cusecs and the discharge, 17,991 cusecs.

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Mettur Water Level – Thursday, Oct 22, 2009

The water level in the Mettur dam stood at 81.06 feet on Wednesday against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 6.228 cusecs and the discharge, 18,000 cusecs.

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