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Snow cover in four river basins: Marginal decrease

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13th July, 2020 21:10 IST


There has been a minor reduction of 0.72 percent in the zone under snow in the four waterway bowls when contrasted with the most recent year. The Sutlej bowl got the most extreme day off, could betoken well for hydro power age.

Snow planning in the significant waterway bowls of Sutlej, Chenab, Ravi and Beas was embraced between October 2019 and May 2020 by the State Center for Climate Change, the HP Council for Science, Technology and Environment and Space Application Center, ISRO, Ahmadabad. The evaluation was finished by SS Randhawa, Nishtha Gautam,

IM Bahuguna and BP Rathore from ISRO.

With the Sutlej bowl getting overwhelming snowfall, the hydro power part is required to make gains. This bowl has the absolute greatest hydro power undertakings, for example, Nathpa Jhakri, Karcham Wangtoo and Baspa.

The all out normal region recorded under snow during 2018-19 (20,210.23 sq km) has diminished to 20,064.00 sq km in 2019-20, showing a minimal decline of 0.72 percent.

“The snow planning in the fundamental waterway bowls in Himachal throughout the winter season from October to May is a significant contribution to request to comprehend the commitment of snow in various catchments to continue the hydrology of the stream bowls,” said DC Rana, Director, Science and Technology.

The most extreme snow is gotten by all significant waterway bowls in the long periods of December and January, bringing about considerable increment in snow spread. In December, according to bowl astute increment in the surface territory, there was an expansion by 13 percent in the Chenab, 28 percent in the Beas, 45 percent in the Ravi and 41 percent in the Sutlej when contrasted with 2018-19.


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