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NAGPUR: dam water storage dips to 10%

  • 09 January, 2019- The news comes as a real worry for the residents of orange city Nagpur. Mahagenco’s Koradi and Khaparkheda thermal power stations, water storage in Totladoh reservoir has gone below 10%. Totladoh and its downstream reservoir Kamptee Khairi have storage of 159.2 million meter cube (MMC) as against the requirement of 184 MMC. Therefore, the release of water by the Madhya Pradesh (MP) government from its Chaurai dam to meet the shortfall of 24.8 MMC has become must.

    As per WRD, it is probably the first time that water storage in Totladoh reservoir has gone below 10% in January. This used to happen in May, that too in years when there were few showers of rain. NMC requires 99 MMC from Pench reservoirs from today till June 20, which is the onset of monsoon. Similarly, Mahagenco said it requires 24 MMC for its two power stations up to June end. Parsheoni and Kalmeshwar towns need around 1 MMC.

    Source - TOI