Malaprabha is 77 p.c. full, says sources

The inflow into the reservoirs in the Krishna basin has been much better compared to that in the other basins. And, in the Cauvery basin the inflow into the reservoirs has not been good except for that in the Krishnaraja Sagar dam.

As per the official figures available with The Hindu, the reservoirs except for Malaprabha in Krishna basin were almost full while Alamatti was completely full.

The Malaprabha reservoir was full by 77 per cent while the Bhadra, Ghataprabha and Tungabhadra were full by 99 per cent, and the Naryanpur dam was full by 91 per cent.

According to sources, the KRS was completely full while Harangi and Kabini reservoirs were 76 per cent full, and Hemavathi was 82 per cent full. As against the gross total storing capacity of 420.99 tmcft of water in the six major reservoirs in the Krishna basin, the present gross storage in the six major reservoirs was 406.218 tmcft of water. Sources said that the storage capacity in reservoirs in the Cauvery basin was slightly less than that in the Krishna basin. As against the total gross storage capacity of 114.57 tmcft of water, the reservoirs in the Cauvery basin at present have the gross storage of 100.992 tmcft of water.

In the Krishna basin, as against the total gross storage of 71.53 tmcft of water in Bhadra, there is 70.426 tmcft of water; and in Tungabhadra reservoir, as against the total storage capacity of 104.34 tmcft of water, the storage is 102.762 tmcft of water. In Ghataprabha reservoir as against the total gross storage of 51 tmcft of water, the storage now is 50.590 tmcft.


  • Gross storage capacity is 420.99 tmcft
  • At present the storage is 406.218 tmcft

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