The gujarat government has issued an alert for villages along the banks of the narmada river after the water level in the sardar sarovar dam crossed 136m the highest since its height was raised to 138m in 2017 due to heavy rains. The sardar sarovar dam is currently filled up to 77 01 per cent of its total water storage capacity while other major dams in the state like shetrunj machchhu ii brahmani khodiyar wanakbori.
Narmada river total dam. The source of the narmada is a small reservoir known as the narmada kund located at amarkantak on the amarkantak plateau in the anuppur district shahdol zone of eastern madhya pradesh. The outflow of water through gates is 565000cusecs rbph is 33938cusec and chph is 15675 cusecs. The river descends from sonmud then falls over a cliff as kapildhara waterfall and meanders in the hills flowing through a tortuous course crossing the rocks and islands up to the ruined palace of ramnagar.
The intensity of showers decreased during the day but in the last three days rain related accidents claimed 12 lives in the state said. Over 9 000 people were shifted to safer places in gujarat s bharuch narmada and vadodara districts with the narmada river swelling due to heavy inflow from upstream dams officials said on tuesday. Narmada river water level continues to increase as all the gates of sardar sarovar dam are opened.
The foundation stone of the project was laid out by prime minister jawaharlal nehru on 5 april 1961. The annual run of the dam site at 75 percentage of dependability is 27 22 maf. Additionally the dam is also generating electricity at the riverbed powerhouse rbph and canal head powerhouse chph.
Several villages along the narmada river have been put on alert in the districts of narmada bharuch and vadodara saturday. Over two years after the installation of gates on the sardar sarovar dam on narmada river 26 of its total 30 gates were opened this morning following heavy inflow of water from upstream the. With the rise in the water level which now stands at 136 21m the authorities have opened 23 of total 30 gates of the mega dam.
Sardar sarovar dam water channeled into narmada river flood control operations underway at. The utilisation of narmada river basin today is hardly about 10. The sardar sarovar dam is a concrete gravity dam on the narmada river in kevadiya near navagam gujarat in india four indian states gujarat madhya pradesh maharashtra and rajasthan receive water and electricity supplied from the dam.
The world bank computed the yield of 28 57 maf while the yield computed in may 1992 by the central water commission government of india is of 26 60 maf i e.