New Delhi: Major reservoirs of the country currently have 70% water of their storage capacity, and even that is two per cent below what they have had in the past 10 years, an official statement said here on Friday.
“The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on November 10, 2016, was 110.097 billion cubic metres (BCM), which is 70% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs,” the statement said.
The water available at the moment is 129% of the storage of corresponding period of last year, and 98% of the average of last 10 years, it added.
The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM. That is about 62% of the total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM, estimated to have been created in the country.
Thirty-seven reservoirs out of these 91 have hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW, it added.