Water levels at hydro-power reservoirs down to 21.5%

Water levels at hydro-power reservoirs down to 21.5%

Water levels at hydro-power reservoirs down to 21.5%

Written by Staff Writer

13 Jul, 2019 | 4:46 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy states that the water bodies located around the hydro-power plants recorded the lowest water level in 29 years. Media spokesperson of the Ministry Sulakshana Jayawardene said that the overall water level recorded from the main water bodies belonging to the CEB has declined to 21.5%.

He further claims that a value of nearly 12% – 15% of the daily electricity requirement is produced from these power plants.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Pradeep Kodippili states that nearly 5 million are currently suffering due to the prolonged drought.

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