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Water stock in the state witnesses an increase of 11 per cent this year

The dams in the regional divisions have successfully stored a good amount of water this year due to the monsoons.

Water stock in the state witnesses an increase of 11 per cent this year
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As the city of Mumbai was lashed with rainfall this year, the dams in the regional divisions have successfully stored a good amount of water.

Currently, all the small, medium and large-sized dams in the state have 82.36 per cent of water which is an increase of 11 per cent over the previous year. The meteorological department had earlier forecasted good rains this year.

After a short period of rain in June, good rainfall was witnessed in the months of July and August. As a result, 92 per cent of water was been stored in 141 big dams across the state. The largest Ujani dam in the state is 100 per cent full and the Koyna dam has 99.72 per cent water storage whereas the Jayakwadi dam in Marathwada has 99.77 per cent water storage. Also, 25.5 medium dams in the state have 75.52 per cent water storage.

However, in 2,868 small scale projects in the state, the water storage is relatively less and has 40.13 per cent water storage. Considering the water storage in all the big, medium and small dams, the usable water storage capacity of 3,267 dams in the state is 40,792 gallons. By the end of September 20, the water storage was 33,597 gallons. This is 82.36 per cent rise as against 71.5 per cent in the same period last year.

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