Chhoti Bilawali, Limbodi ponds dry up, water level at Yashwant Sagar drops 4ft
Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Chhoti Bilawali and Limbodi ponds, which are among the seven major water bodies, have completely dried up due to the scorching heat and rising temperatures.
While the capacity of Chhoti Bilawali is 12 feet, Limbodi pond fills up to 16 feet during the monsoon.
Similarly, the water level at Yashwant Sagar, the largest pond in Indore district, has dropped by four feet.
The total capacity of this pond is 19 feet but it has decreased to 15 feet. Yashwant Sagar provides 30 MLD of water to the western parts of the city. This is the maximum water supply of any pond in the district.
Water levels in other large ponds in the district have also declined. The water level at Badi Bilawali, which has a capacity of 34 feet, has dropped to 20.9 feet.
The water level at Bada Sirpur rose from 16 feet to 9.9 feet while at Chhota Sirpur the level rose from 14 feet to 11.8 feet.
Similarly, the water level at Pipliyapala fell from 22 feet to 15.6 feet.
Pond – Total Capacity – Current Level
Yashwant Sagar – 19ft – 15ft
Badi Bilawali – 34ft – 20.9ft
Chhoti Bilawali – 12 feet – 0 feet
Bada Sirpur – 16ft – 9.9ft
Chhota Sirpur – 14ft – 11.8ft
Pipliyapala – 22ft – 15.6ft
Limbodi – 16 feet – 0 feet
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 10:40 a.m. IST