Shillong June 14 : The water level of the Umiam reservoir in Meghalaya has risen to 3173.02 feet as of June 14, 2023. This is an increase of 9.55 feet from the water level on June 10, 2023 that is 3163.47. The water level is still below the full reservoir level of 3220 feet, but it is increasing steadily due to recent rainfall.
The increase in water level is expected to help alleviate the power crisis in Meghalaya, where load-shedding has been occurring for the past two months. The Umiam reservoir is the main source of water for the Umiam Hydroelectric Power Station, which generates about 60% of the state’s electricity.
The Meghalaya government has said that it will continue to monitor the water level of the Umiam reservoir and take necessary steps to ensure that there is no power crisis in the state.
The rising water level in the Umiam reservoir is a good sign for the people of Meghalaya. It is a sign that the monsoon rains are finally here and that the state will soon be able to get back to normal.