August 01, 2021 8:54 am
According to CWC data, the current live storage of Gobind Sagar (Bhakra) dam on the Sutlej river is 15 percentage points less this year till July 29 against the same date last year.
September 18, 2020 11:11 pm
Built on the Sutlej, the dam displaced or affected thousands of people living in Bilaspur and Una districts. Naina Devi MLA Ram Lal Thakur, who raised the issue during Question Hour, said that many of the displaced persons who later settled in the New Bilaspur Township were declared encroachers due to anomalies in the settlement process.
September 08, 2020 11:42 am
Currently, 4.622 billion cubic meters (BCM) water is available in the dam against its live capacity of 6.229 BCM which is 25.7 per cent less than the capacity. Experts blame it on below average rain coupled with heavy release of water before the beginning of the monsoon period.
August 03, 2020 2:18 am
Data sourced from the Central Water Commission (CWC), as on July 30, states that the total live storage available in these reservoirs is 6.54 billion cubic metres (BCM), which is 44.33 per cent of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs.
August 22, 2019 1:33 pm
BBMB Chairman D K Sharma said heavy rain on the intervening night of August 17 and 18 in catchment areas had generated 3.11 lakh cusecs of water for release into the Bhakra dam.
August 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Thousands of lives have been affected even as standing crop on over 1,00,000 acres of land has got submerged under over 4 feet (ft) of water.
August 16, 2019 11:33 pm
The authorities today asked people living near Sutlej river and low-lying areas in Jalandhar district to remain alert after 55,000 cusecs water was released from Bhakra dam.
August 15, 2019 3:22 am
The meteorological department has predicted good rain for three days from August 16-18 in both catchment area of the dam in Himachal Pradesh and in Punjab, where the water is released in Sutlej river by the dam.
June 30, 2019 4:43 am
The inflow in Bhakra is 31,691 cusecs per day while the usage is 34,116 cusecs.
June 22, 2019 8:45 am
Data sourced from the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) revealed that in January, the level of the reservoir was 1,655.43 ft. Before this, the highest-ever level of the dam was recorded at 1,653.17 ft between 1981- 2018.