With fresh rains, rainfall deficit shrinks to 36% in Gujarat

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on August 26, 2016

With recent spell of rains in North, Central and South Gujarat, the rainfall deficit in the State has reduced to 36 per cent as on August 26. The State has received total average rainfall of 508.80 mm as against the long period average (LPA) of 797 mm.

As per the precipitation data collected by the State Emergency Operation Centre, with 248 mm rainfall, the month of August received maximum rains during the monsoon.

The rains were delayed by over 15 days, as only 37mm rainfall was registered for the month of June, while July received 224 mm rainfall.

The fresh inflow of rainwater in most reservoirs has improved the water storage scenario in the State. Of the 203 dams in the State, the water storage condition improved to 62 per cent live storage.

The Sardar Sarovar Dam was full with 100 per cent storage. However, reservoirs in Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Morbi had lowest storage at 9.35 per cent, 14.17 per cent, 19.19 per cent, 22.14 per cent and 22.89 per cent respectively.

The Met Department has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers at many places in the districts of Gujarat including Saurashtra and Kutch region till August 30.

Published on August 26, 2016
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