Latest Region-Wise Storage Status of Important Reservoirs in the Country
As per the latest data available with the Central Water commission (CWC), 14 out of 81 reservoirs in the country were having a water level which is 81- 90% of the FRL (Full Reservoir Level) as on 10.2.2011. Of theses 14 reservoirs, 7 are from the South Region, 6 from the West Region and 1 from the East Region.
15 reservoirs have a water level which is 71- 80% of the FRL; 10 reservoirs have a level of 61- 70% of the FRL; 11 reservoirs have a level of 51- 60% of the FRL; 10 reservoirs have a level of 41- 50% of the FRL whereas 21 reservoirs have a water level which is 40% and below with respect to storage at Full Reservoir Level.
As far as individual states are concerned, Andhra Pradesh has the best figure of 106%, i.e. the overall storage situation in the state is 106% ‘better than normal’; next in position is Uttarakhand where the overall storage is 99% better than normal; in Tamil Nadu the ‘better than normal’ storage percentage is 87.
In the list of states with ‘less than normal’ storage level, West Bengal has a storage level which is 61% ‘less than normal’; Rajasthan has 57% ‘less than normal’; and in U.P. the ‘less than normal’ level is 43%.
Central Water commission (CWC), functioning under the aegis of the 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 60MW each.