The present issue of the publication provides updated basin/site-wise data of river basin (Region-III) covering aspects such as location, drainage area, temperature, average run-off, seasonal water flow, historical water levels, average sediment load , water quality parameters and land use statistics.

The present publication is biennial and attempts to cover a wide range of data on water and related resources in the country. It comprises three chapters along with related appendix tables. Summary tables and charts have been included within the chapters to facilitate overview and better understanding. The introduction presents inter-alia the global water scenario.

Safety of the dams is a very imperative aspect which has to be given priority on an incessant basis for safeguarding the massive national investment and the benefits derived by the nation from the projects.

Central Water Commission being the apex nodal agency in the water resources sector regularly bring out publications to cater to the growing needs of data on water resources and related aspects.

The damage data upto 2017 has been finalized in CWC duly confirmed by the states. State wise damage data and for the country as a whole for the period 1953 to 2017 has been included.

The World Bank has assigned Deltares and its partners AECOM India and FutureWater to carry out the project “Analytical Work and Technical Assistance to support Strategic Basin Planning for Ganga River Basin in India” in cooperation with the Government of India.

This study analyses the August 2018 Kerala floods by examining earlier floods in the region, rainfall data before and during the disaster, and both the reservoir operations and runoff computations of various reservoirs in Kerala.

Reservoir sedimentation has been a pertinent issue for diversion structures for a very long time. Sedimentation of reservoirs pose problems like loss of live storage, erosion and turbine coating, frequent shutdown of power due to maintenance of hydraulic machinery etc.

Flood may cause innumerable problems like soil erosion. In order to protect the crops, agricultural land and human lives, a sound flood management measures and financial performance of investments in such projects are required which has been presented in the current publication of “Comprehensive Flood Management in India”.

The flood damage data upto 2016 has been finalized in CWC duly confirmed by the states. State wise damage data and for the country as a whole for the period 1953 to 201 6 has been included in this document.

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