The Maharashtra water resource department has stated that reservoirs in state currently have 49 percent water stock as against 57 percent during the same time last year.
“As on Sunday evening, the water stock in the state’s reservoirs was 49.21 percent. Last year, there was 57.16 percent water on the same date. The gap (between water stock figures of 2019 and this year) is almost eight percent,” the official said.
On August 2, the gap in water stock figures of 2019 compared to this year was three percent, which increased to almost eight percent on Sunday. Last week, heavy rains lashed Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts falling under the Konkan region, while there were scattered showers of medium intensity in the rest of the state.
As per information, dams in the Konkan region, which received heavy rainfall last week, are filled up to 66.49 percent of their total capacity.
On the contrary, dams in the Aurangabad division, where many areas remain perennially dry, have 43.35 percent water stock compared to 23.46 percent last year.
Besides, reservoirs in the Nagpur division have 54.49 percent water stock as against 31.91 percent last year. The Nashik division has 42.46 percent water stock as against 57.6 percent last year, while the Pune division has 52.31 percent stock compared to 83.38 percent in 2019.