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Mah: Water level in the Jayakwadi dam fills up to 75 per cent

Mah: Water level in the Jayakwadi dam fills up to 75 per cent

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Sep 23 (UNI) The water level of one of the biggest Jayakwadi dam known as 'Nathsagar' on Thursday morning crossed 75 per cent of its total capacity after receiving heavy inflow of over 13,000 cusec per second from the upstream dams of Nashik and Ahmednagar districts which were already filled up due to heavy rains.

The Water Resources Department bulletin stated that, Jayakwadi is currently holding 2340 Million Cubic Meter(MCM)out of total 2900 MCUM, including dead storage which is above 75 per cent of its' total capacity as compared to 98 percent last year on same date.
The water from the dam can now be discharged into downstream facilities anytime now, they added.
The Jayakwadi dam, supplies water to Aurangabad, Jalna and to over 200 villages and three MIDCs and also for irrigation purposes to several hectors lands in four districts of Marathwada.
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