Gandhinagar : Gujarat continues to reel under heavy downpour as state authorities put more than 100 dams and reservoirs on high alert.
The State of Gujarat has put more than half of its water bodies on high alert following heavy water inflows at the reservoirs as rains continue unabated, exceeding more than 110% of the season’s total rainfall.
As per latest updates, out of the 204 reservoirs in the State, 114 dams have been put on ‘high alert’ with over 90% filling. Authorities have released more than a million cusec water from the reservoir. As a result, more than 200 villages in Narmada, Bharuch and Vadodara districts have been put on alert.
India Meteorological Department-Ahmedabad Director Jayanta Sarkar said that the highest rain in Gujarat in this decade in any one year was in 2013 when it was a record 148%. According to him, this year’s monsoon has been evenly distributed with all major parts receiving good rain.