Live storage in reservoirs is 87 pc of last year’s: Central Water Commission
   Date :05-Jun-2021

Live storage in reservoir
 
THE current level of storage in India’s 130 reservoirs monitored by the Central Water Commissions (CWC) is 87 per cent of the live storage of the corresponding period last year.
 
The current level of storage is, however, 132 per cent of the average over the past 10 years, according to information by the CWC.
 
“As on 03.06.2021, storage in 130 reservoirs monitored by CWC, stood at 49.536 billion cubic meters which is about 28 per cent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The current level of storage is 87 per cent of the previous year’s live storage and 132 per cent of the average over the past 10 years,” the CWC tweeted. It further informed that 44 reservoirs have hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW. “The total live storage capacity of these 130 reservoirs is 174.233 Billion Cubic Meters (BCM) which is about 67.58 per cent of the live storage capacity of 257.812 BCM estimated to have been created in the country. “As per reservoir storage bulletin, live storage available is 28 pc of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. However, last year the live storage available was 57.044 BCM.”