Thursday, June 23, 2016

Reservoirs Down in India

This chart, based on data from India’s Central Water Commission, shows the water level in major reservoirs compared to the long-term average water level for that site in June.

Collectively, India’s 91 major reservoirs stood at 16 percent of their storage capacity on June 9, 2016, according to the nation’s Central Water Commission (CWC). That is about 58 percent of the water that was available in June 2015 and about 79 percent of the 10-year average. Some of the hardest hit states were Uttarakhand (storage down 77 percent compared to June 2015), Tamil Nadu (down 69 percent), and Maharashtra (down 67 percent).

Of all of India’s reservoirs, Panchet Hill in Jharkhand was among the lowest compared to the 10-year average. In the first week of June 2016, the reservoir stood at 4 percent of capacity; the average for June is 40 percent. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite captured images of the reservoir on June 10, 2015

and June 12, 2016 (second).

From Earth Observatory, NASA.

NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and Reservoir Data from India's Central Water Commission.


Abhijit Modak said...

How weak is SWM onset this year can be known from below comparison:

Mumbai & Thane Dist water supplying dams total rainfall for June till today(23-06-2016):
Vihar 221mm
Tulshi 184mm
Modaksagar 65mm
Barvi,Badlapur 63mm
Bhatsa 50mm
Middle Vaitarna 13mm
Upper Vaitarna 8mm
Tansa 7mm

Last year, same day till today rainfall was (23-06-2015):

Tulshi 1014mm
Vihar 968mm
Bhatsa 386mm
Upper Vaitarna 364mm
Middle Vaitarna 352mm
Modaksagar 332mm
Barvi,Badlapur 296mm
Tansa 228mm

Ghats Rainfall till today(23-06-2016):

Mahabaleshwar 127mm
Mulshi 116mm
Lonavala 60mm
Igatpuri 56mm

Last year in Ghats, same day till today rainfall was (23-06-2015):

Lonavala 1147mm
Mahabaleshwar 1029mm
Mulshi 951mm
Igatpuri 732mm

anant said...

Hi Rajesh, How serious is the situation based on your experience and analysis, will monsoon revive enough to rain over Ghats ?


VISHWAS said...

Havey rain in santacruz

Unknown said...

Rajesh sir,your detailed weather forecast for mumbai and konkan for weekend please post your forecast ?also for my pen,roharegion.

sset said...

Last year 2015 inspite of EL-NINO june rains were outstanding.... But this is too early say seems 2016 will be like 2014 july,aug,sep were outstanding

sset said...

Continuous heavy rain over Navi Mumbai

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