Vadodara, Jul 20 : Amid rising tensions between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh over Narmada water issue, the water level in the Sardar Sarovar Dam reservoir in Kevadiya of Narmada district in central Gujarat has seen a rise of almost 50 cm (half a meter) in a little over past 24 hours.
An official at the Narmada flood control unit in Vadodara on Saturday said that the water level was 121.25 and inching closure to the earlier overflow mark at 1800 hrs and was still marginally rising with inflow at 14038 cusecs slightly exceeding the outflow of 13844 cusecs. It has seen a rise of almost 50 cm (a little over 49cm to be precise) till the evening (1800 hrs) since 1200 hrs of Friday when it was 120.76m and started rising due to increased inflow caused by operation of eight hydel power units at Indira sagar dam in MP.
The live storage has also increased and become 1444.46 Million Cubic Meter (MCM) which was 24.7 per cent of total live storage capacity of the reservoir.
An official of the SSNNL said that there was enough water for meeting the drinking and other domestic needs of around 167 towns and more than 10000 villages that depend on our water supply.
The overflow mark of the dam has been raised from 121.92 to 138.48 after the installation and closure of 30 sluice gates in 2017.(UNI )