Water storage status of 91 reservoirs pegged at 43.26 BCM

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): The water storage available in 91 important reservoirs of the country as on June 25, 2015 was 43.26 BCM which is 27 percent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.

This storage is 111 percent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 146 percent of storage of average of last ten years.

The present storage position during current year is better than the storage position of last year and is also better than the storage of average of last ten years.

Central Water Commission monitors live storage status of these reservoirs on weekly basis. These reservoirs include 37 reservoirs having hydropower benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW. The total storage capacity of these reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62% of the storage capacity of 253.388 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country. (ANI)

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