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Only 28.60 pc live water stock in 854 dams in Marathwada region

Only 28.60 per cent water is left in dams in the parched region of Marathwada. There are a total 854 dams, including major, medium, minor and barrages are fastly evaporating. According to the latest statistics available with the Divisional Commissioners' office here, the water level in all the dams has depleted significantly, due to the severe heat and rising mercury, even though an excess rainfall was recorded in the entire the region. At the moment, only 2286.70 Mcum water stock of a total capacity of 7,911.27 Mcum is available in these dams, that is 28.60 per cent, sources said.

In 11 major dams in the region, there is only 1568.24 Mcum live water stock is available, of total capacity of 5,143 Mcum, that is 30.41 per cent. While 31.95 per cent live water stocks in 75 medium irrigation project and 21.36 percent live water stocks in minor project. There is urgent need to planning of lifting water from these projects in future, otherwise situation will worsen in the coming days, in the region, it added.UNI VKB NV RJ 1246

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