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Incessant rainfall bring life to Umiam Lake, Water level increases


Shillong, June 12: Following incessant rainfall during the last couple of days, the water level of the Umiam Reservoir has increased by five feet (from 3165ft to 3170.34ft) as reported on Sunday afternoon.

In the last couple of days after a heavy dose of rainfall, people in the state exhaled a breath of relief as a result of a rise in Umiam’s water level.

With the increase in the water level in the Umiam reservoir, comes hopes of an end to the power crisis in the State.

The State government was counting on rain to improve the power situation in Meghalaya, where load-shedding has been occurring for the past two months for 8–10 hours every day.

However, to reach its full capacity, the Umiam dam needs an additional 50 feet of water because it can only contain 3220 feet of water at once.

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