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Explained: Reservoir levels — West well stocked with water, South is short

Reservoirs exceed normal levels for this stage of the year after heavy rain in Maharashtra and Gujarat, way below normal in rain-hit Kerala and Karnataka.

Water storage level in reservoirs in 12 states drops

States with a better storage than last year for the corresponding period were Punjab, Orissa and Chhattisgarh.


CM seeks Centre’s clearance of canal network projects

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged Union Minister for Water Resources Harish Chandra Singh Rawat to personally intervene and expeditiously clear projects worth Rs 4128.43 crore for rehabilitation,extension,renovation and modernization of the canal network in Punjab,which had already been sent for technical clearance to the Central Water Commission (CWC).

DVC nails Mamata ‘lie’

Official says water released after 12-hr notice to Bengal govt.

Major rivers flowing above danger mark in UP

A girl was killed and two others were injured in rain-related incidents in Gonda district.

Dams controlled floods,says water panel chief

Countering what he called 'uninformed speculation',Central Water Commission chairman


More water stored than usual,but south is short

Total reservoir storage 22% over 10-year average at this point

Good rain in August fills up reservoirs to normal levels

Total storage 82% of last year,100% of average of last 10 years

More water than normal,but last year was better

Reservoirs are 20% full compared to 25% at this time in 2011; deviation below normal is stark in drought-affected Karnataka and Maharashtra

Badal failed to protect state’s interests: Capt

Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday blamed the Akali-BJP government in the state for its failure to protect Punjab’s interests on the issue of the construction of a concrete wall along the Hansi-Butana Canal by the Haryana government.

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Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.