AS MANY as 202 small and large dams and reservoirs have filled to the capacity in Gujarat, thanks to the incessant rains which lashed across the state in recent days.
According to official sources, water level in Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river touched the mark of 120.72 meters on Tuesday (July 28), just a meter away from the dam height of 121.92 meters.
As per the government figures, three of the 137 dams in Saurashtra region, four out of 20 in Kutch region, one out of 17 in central part of the state and one out of 13 dams in southern region have filled to the brim.
With the continuous inflow of water, 17 dams were put on high-alert, while 10 others on alert, as they have filled up to 80 to 90 per cent, it said.
Apart from these 27 dams, nine other dams are filled up 70 to 80 per cent of their total capacity, while the remaining 166 dams are having less than 70 per cent of water of their holding capacity.
With this recent spell of showers, Gujarat's average rainfall for the season now stands at 51.67 per cent, official sources added.