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

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


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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.

 

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