With 28% rain deficit, water levels in reservoirs have gone down. Goa News – Times of India

Panaji: Enhanced monsoon activity in the last few days has helped to start rejuvenating the reservoirs in Goa. However, with a rainfall deficit of around 28% this June, the dams in the state are well below the normal water levels received by this time of the year.
By the end of June last year, Goa’s dams were 70-80% full. By the end of June, the dams are not even half full.
two dams of to Anjuna And mysleThe reservoirs, which hit a low earlier this month due to lack of rainfall in the early days of the 2023 monsoon, are yet to fill even 10% of their capacity.
Anjunem – which benefits parts of Sattari and Bicholim – is barely 4.2% full, as per the level recorded on Friday. Due to very low level in Anjunem reservoir, the Podoshem water treatment plant at Sattari had to be shut down earlier this month.
The water level in the Mhaisal dam in Panchwadi, which meets the drinking water needs of Shiroda and its surrounding areas, is currently at 9.4%. After tapping the dams on the rivers, the state was preparing to pump water from mining pits if the Mhaisal and Anjunem dams were not rejuvenated after June 23.
The Selaulim Reservoir at Ugem in Sanguem is the main source of raw water for water treatment plants supplying drinking water to most parts of South Goa. Last year, the reservoir had reached capacity by the first week of July and started overflowing. The water level in Selaulim was only 24.8% on Friday. In Canacona taluka, while the water level in Chapoli reservoir has been recorded at 41.5%, it has been recorded at 37% of capacity in Gounem.
Goa depends entirely on reservoirs for drinking and irrigation supplies during the non-monsoon months from October to May. Less rainfall means a looming water crisis in the non-monsoon months.