13% water stock left in district reservoirs; enough to last for 2 months

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Sandeep Chavan
dt@deshdoot.com– NASHIK: With the delay in monsoon for more than a week, the average water stock as of June 13 in Gangapur dam complex has reduced to 22% with an availability of 2279 TMCft of water out of its total capacity of 10,320 TMCft. The prevailing water stock is supposed to last till July 31, whereas 13% water stock is left in as many as 24 district dams, which is however 2% more compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

“We have sufficient amount of water stock in the Godavari dam complex and across the district dams. It is 2% more compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. There is no need to worry. The prevailing water stock is supposed to last till July 31. However, water supply through tankers in the scarcity-hit areas of the district would persist until and unless sufficient rainfall is registered in command areas,” said Ramdas Khedkar, Resident Deputy District Collector, on Wednesday.

The Gangapur dam complex comprising Gangapur, Kashyapi, Gautami Godavari and Alandi has a total stock of 22%. Water is supplied to Nashik city through this complex. The total capacity of the Gangapur dam and the three weirs is 10,320 TMCft. Out of 5,630 TMCft capacity of the Gangapur dam, at present, the water availability is 1341TMCft making it 24%. In the medium-size Kashyapi dam, total availability of water currently stands at 35%, in the Gautami Godavari it is 9%, while in the Alandi dam, the available water stock stands at 12 per cent.

While in as many as 24 district dams of big, medium and small-size comprising complexes of Godavari dam (4 reservoirs), Palkhed dam (13 reservoirs) and Girna dam (7 reservoirs), the prevailing average water stock availability stands at 8786 TMCft out of its combined capacity of 65,814 TMCft. This means that only 13% water stock is left in the district dams, which is however 2% more compared to the corrosponding period of the previous year.
Of all the dam complexes in the district, the Nandurmadhyameshwar barrage is currently holding 253 TMCft of water of its total capacity of 257 TMCft which is 98%.

Gangapur dam complex (stock as of June 13)
Dam                                  Availability of water(TMCft)            %age
Gangapur                                          1341                                      24
Kashyapi Gautamo                                48                                      35
Godavari                                             176                                      09
Alandi                                                  114                                      12
Total                                                2279                                      22

Sufficient water stock; no need to worry
We have sufficient amount of water stock in the Godavari dam complex and across the district dams. It is 2% more compared to the corrosponding period of the previous year. There is no need to worry. The prevailing water stock is supposed to last till July 31. However, water supply through tankers in the scarcity-hit areas of the district would persist until and unless sufficient rainfall is registered in command areas.
                                              – Ramdas Khedkar, Resident Deputy District Collector

 

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