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Water Storage level in 91 major reservoirs down by 1 percent in country

  • 15 March, 2019 - The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on March 14, 2019 was 55.923 BCM, which is 35% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was at 36 for the week ending on March 07, 2019. The level of water storage in the week ending on March 14, 2019 was 108% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 100% of storage of average of last ten years. The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 161.993 BCM which is about 63% of the total storage capacity of 257.812 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country. 37 Reservoirs out of these 91 have hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW.

    Source - PIB