It is a relief that water level in Lake Pichola has reached the zero gauge. Monsoon has brought relief with rains in catchment area as result of which water is continuously flowing into Lake Pichola. It may be noted that water level had gone too low (minus) in the past 2 months. All hopes are on as the level is expected to rise even more in the coming days.
Nandeshawar channel is flowing at 1 ½ feet and Sisarma is at 2 ½ feet which has proved to be a blessing for Pichola. The lake bed towards ring road is now covered with water which was dry due to lack of proper monsoon in the past year. Lake Pichola has a capacity of 11 feet but it had gone extremely low by the month of May in 2019. The level had gone to minus 2.45 feet in the scorching heat.
Madri Dam has received 5 feet water and Devas (I) has received 3.5 feet water in this monsoon season. Devas now has reached to a level of 7 feet of water. Level in Badi Lake has risen to more than 10 feet; Fatehsagar Lake still awaits its bloom. Once the water level in Lake Pichola goes beyond 8 feet, the link gates of Swaroop Sagar can be opened to divert water into Fatehsagar.