Storage of important reservoirs in the country



Central Water Commission (CWC) under Ministry of Water Resources is monitoring storage position of 81 important reservoirs spread all over the country, of which as many as 36 reservoirs are having significant hydro-power benefits with installed capacities of more than 60 MW each. The combined live storage in these 81 reservoirs at the beginning of monsoon i.e. 1st June 2009 was 11 % of their designed capacity and stood at 52% of the designed capacity as on 31 December 2009. The present storage is 96% of last year’s storage and 103% of last 10 years average storage during the same period. Out of these 81 reservoirs there are presently 30 reservoirs where this year’s storage is 80 % or less than the average of previous 10 years and in remaining 51 reservoirs the storage is more than 80 % of the average of previous 10 years.

In order to derive the best possible benefits from the available water, Central Water Commission is keeping in touch with the Department of Agriculture and Co-operation and providing information of the weekly storage position to the Crop Weather Watch Group for evolving suitable crop strategies and also appraising


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