Sangli, Karad: The water level in the Shivsagar dam in Koyna, which is a boon for Maharashtra, is at 20% in the context of trip stumbling due to monsoon rains. This year, despite generating a large amount of electricity from Koyna, for the first time at the beginning of the monsoon, there is a satisfactory stock balance. However, considering the need for power generation and irrigation schemes, experts say that if the rains do not come on time and in the right amount, some problems may arise. Meanwhile, the water level in Chandoli Dam, the largest in western Maharashtra, is 33% below Koyne. This information on water resources has been published by the Department of Water Resources. Koyna is one of the largest dams in Maharashtra. With a capacity of 105.25 TMC, the dam is responsible for the state’s power generation as well as large-scale irrigation and many water schemes. Due to heavy rains last year, the dam was filled to 100 percent in a short period of time. With the force of this water, in addition to generating a lot of power from the dam this year, enough water has been supplied for drinking and agriculture. Up to 47 TMC of water was released from the dam during the monsoon season to prevent flooding. So next year, 22 TMC of water is used for irrigation and 82 TMC for power generation. This year, due to severe power shortage in the state, power generation in Koyna was also increased. It generated more than 20% of the electricity compared to 2020-21. Currently, the Koyna Reservoir has a storage capacity of 21.5 TMC (20.42%) after one year of use. This water supply is enough for a few months. However, considering the power shortage in the state, water is no longer required for irrigation and power generation schemes.
Meanwhile, the water level in Chandoli Dam, the largest in western Maharashtra, has dropped to 33 percent after Koyne. The storage capacity of other dams in Krishna Valley is next in percentage and the storage capacity of the Kansat dam is next in TMC. Dhom 5.24 (13.50), Kanher 3.03 (10.10), Dudhganga 8.16 (25.40), Radhanagari 2.85 (8.36), Tulshi 1.73 (3.47), Kasari 0.65 (2.77), Patgaon 1.33 (3.72), Dhom Balkwadi 0.75 (4.08), Urmodi 5.47 (9.97), Tarli 2.53 (5.85) Such is the water supply. Almatti in Karnataka has a water storage of 47.18 (123).