Water Watch: Water levels in dams in Karnataka [29 Feb 2020]

Last Modified: Sat Mar 14 2020 18:55:41 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 91.50 tmc
    Linganamakki Reservoir. At 60% of its live capacity of 113.72 tmc. 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. Was at 69.97 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 97.35 tmc
    Supa reservoir. At 67% of its live capacity of 145.33 tmc. The reservoir is the source for the Kalinadi Hydro Electric project. Was at 80.44 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 12.37 tmc
    Varahi Reservoir (aka Mani Reservoir, Mani Dam). At 40% of its live capacity of 31.10 tmc. The reservoir provides water for Varahi hydroelectric project. Was at 15.04 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 3.12 tmc
    Harangi Dam. At 39% of its live capacity of 8.07 tmc. The dam irrigates over 1.5 lakh hectares of land in Periyapatna, Hunsur, K.R. Nagar and Arakalagud in Hassan. Was at 1.50 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 17.05 tmc
    Hemavathi Dam. At 48% of its live capacity of 35.76 tmc. Was at 5.14 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 28.67 tmc
    Krishna Raja Sagara Dam. At 64% of its live capacity of 45.05 tmc. Was at 23.10 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 11.63 tmc
    Kabini Dam. At 74% of its live capacity of 15.67 tmc. Was at 9.58 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 43.27 tmc
    Bhadra Dam. At 69% of its live capacity of 62.85 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. Was at 36.92 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 28.93 tmc
    Tungabhadra Dam. At 29% 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. Was at 13.43 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 27.98 tmc
    Ghataprabha Reservoir. At 57% of its live capacity of 48.98 tmc. Was at 12.10 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 15.58 tmc
    Malaprabha Dam (aka Renuka Sagar reservoir). At 45% of its live capacity of 34.35 tmc. Was at 5.07 tmc on the same day last year. The reservoir is the main source of drinking water for the city of Dharwad and for Hubballi (in situations when water levels in the Neerasagar Lake run dry).
  • 54.49 tmc
    Almatti Dam. At 46% of its live capacity of 119.26 tmc. Was at 41.94 tmc on the same day last year.
  • 23.05 tmc
    Narayanapura Reservoir. At 88% of its live capacity of 26.14 tmc. Was at 8.04 tmc on the same day last year.