Aurangabad, Sep 12 : The water storage level of Jayakwadi major irrigation dam at Paithan town of this district rose by five per cent over the last two days, reaching its 92 per cent of storage capacity, official sources said.
The storage capacity was increased as flooded water was discharged from upstream dams of Godavari river situated in Nashik and Ahmednagar district.
Last month, the dam touched 93 per cent of its capacity storage and water was released towards downstream of river, reducing its level to 85 percent.
Due to return monsoon in Nashik and Ahmednagar district, the authorities again released excesses flooded water towards Jayakwadi dam, the official sources said here on Wednesday evening.
At present, 17000 cusecs per second of flooded water enters into Jayakwadi dams through Nandur Madameswar weirs and the water storage in the dam stood at 2745 MCM (million cubic metres) with dead storage of 355.755 MCM with 92 per cent live water storage.
The Nathsagar dam is very important to the historic city of Aurangabad, Jalna, three MIDC's and 250 villages including Beed and Parbhani districts, which are dependent on the dam for their drinking water as well as for irrigation purposes.(UNI)