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.
Storage %Aug. 14Change since June 14 (% points)
Storage %Aug. 14Storage %Aug. 14Storage %Aug. 14Change since June 14 (% points)Change since June 14 (% points)Change since June 14 (% points)11 dams includingTungabhadra, Supa& Linganamakkiare > 80% full asof Wednesday3 dams — Periyar, Malampuzhaand Kallada — are 70%, 61%,58% filled respectively as ofWednesdayUpper Indravatiand Machkundreservoirs are> 80% full as ofWednesday10 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.