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Southwest Monsoon: 1/3rd of country’s major reservoirs are nearly full

Water levels in the Nagarjunasagar reservoir reached 586.6 metres on August 15.

Water levels in the Nagarjunasagar reservoir reached 586.6 metres on August 15.   | Photo Credit: Singam Venkataramana

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Water levels in 31 of the 91 major reservoirs monitored across India were 80%-100% full on August 14.

image/svg+xml 100 60 20 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 100 60 20 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 100 60 20 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 100 60 20 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 Storage % Aug. 14 Change since June 14 (% points) Karnataka Odisha Kerala Maharashtra Storage % Aug. 14 Storage % Aug. 14 Storage % Aug. 14 Change since June 14 (% points) Change since June 14 (% points) Change since June 14 (% points) 11 dams includingTungabhadra, Supa& Linganamakkiare > 80% full asof Wednesday 3 dams — Periyar, Malampuzhaand Kallada — are 70%, 61%,58% filled respectively as ofWednesday Upper Indravatiand Machkundreservoirs are> 80% full as ofWednesday 10 dams includingKoyna, Jayakwadi& Bhima are> 80% full as ofWednesday
 

Two months back, on June 14, just two of the dams had such levels. As on Wednesday, more than 200 people had died in four States due to floods and, in at least 13 sites, flood warning had been issued.

The tables list sites experiencing “above normal flood” (where water level has exceeded the warning mark (WM) but is less than the danger mark) or “severe flood” (where water level has exceeded danger mark (DM)) as on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Figures in metres.

Severe floodDMActualTrend
Kachhlabridge, U.P.162162.11Steady
Neamatighat, Assam85.0485.23Steady
Baltara, Bihar33.8534.49Steady
Runisaidpur, Bihar53.7353.75Steady
Kurundwad, Maharashtra535.5538.95Falling

 


 
Above normal floodWMActualTrend
Araria, Bihar4646.14Rising
Dumariaghat, Bihar61.2261.65Steady
Fatehgarh, U.P.136.6136.72Steady
Garhmukteshwar, U.P.198.33198.43Steady
Mantralayam, A.P.310310.69Falling
Mathani, Odisha55.1Rising
Samdoli, Maharashtra541.95542.37Falling
Beki bridge, Assam44.144.51Rising

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