Water Watch: Water levels in dams in Karnataka [30 Sep 2018]

Last Modified: Fri Oct 12 2018 14:17:52 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 142.75 tmc
    Linganamakki Reservoir. At 94% of its live capacity of 151.75 tmc. On 28 Jul, levels filled to 75% of capacity and crossed 1,800 feet level - the first time in last 3 years that this has happened in the month of July. Considered the lifeline of hydro power in the state, the reservoir provides water to the Sharavathi generating station, having an installed capacity of 1,035 MW.
  • 135.59 tmc
    Supa reservoir. At 93% of its live capacity of 145.33 tmc. On 10 Aug 2018 the dam located in Uttara Kannada district, reached its maximum capacity (145 tmcft) after a gap of five years. The reservoir is the source for the Kalinadi Hydro Electric project.
  • 29.43 tmc
    Varahi Reservoir (aka Mani Reservoir, Mani Dam). At 95% of its live capacity of 31.10 tmc. The reservoir provides water for Varahi hydroelectric project.
  • 6.40 tmc
    Harangi Dam. At 79% of its live capacity of 8.07 tmc. As the levels started to reach near maximum levels, the 4 crest gates of the dam in Somwarpet taluk of Kodagu were opened on 07 Jul releasing water to KRS Dam. The dam irrigates over 1.5 lakh hectares of land in Periyapatna, Hunsur, K.R. Nagar and Arakalagud in Hassan.
  • 30.00 tmc
    Hemavathi Dam. At 84% of its live capacity of 35.76 tmc. The 6 gates of the reservoir in Gorur of Hassan district were opened in the afternoon of 14 Jul as the water level reached the brim (2,922 ft).
  • 42.03 tmc
    Krishna Raja Sagara Dam. At 93% of its live capacity of 45.05 tmc. For the first time in 38 years KRS dam is almost full in July! (- @MysuruMemes)
  • 14.81 tmc
    Kabini Dam. At 94% of its live capacity of 15.67 tmc. First overflowed this year on 21 Jul. On 09 Aug, the outflow from Kabini reservoir reached 80,000 cusec, the highest ever since the construction of the dam in 1974, resulting in damage to property and crops in surrounding areas.
  • 61.57 tmc
    Bhadra Dam. At 98% of its live capacity of 63.04 tmc. The benefits derived from the reservoir storage are irrigation with gross irrigation potential of 162,818 hectares (402,330 acres), hydro power generation of 39.2 MW, drinking water supply and industrial use. More than one lakh hectares in Shivamogga, Davangere and Chikkamagalur districts falls under the command area of Bhadra reservoir.
  • 87.43 tmc
    Tungabhadra Dam. At 87% of its live capacity of 100.86 tmc. Tungabhadra reservoir is an inter-state project catering to the drinking water and irrigation needs of six districts — Ballari, Koppal and Raichur in Karnataka and Anantapur, Kadapa and Kurnool districts in Andhra Pradesh. In addition to the canals, farmers along the bank of the river downstream of the reservoir, depend on the river for drinking water and for irrigation.
  • 44.27 tmc
    Ghataprabha Reservoir. At 92% of its live capacity of 48.98 tmc.
  • 20.88 tmc
    Malaprabha Dam. At 61% of its live capacity of 34.35 tmc.
  • 105.30 tmc
    Almatti Dam. At 88% of its live capacity of 119.26 tmc. Was 112.26 tmc at the end of Oct.
  • 21.86 tmc
    Narayanapura Reservoir. At 84% of its live capacity of 26.14 tmc.