Jayakwadi the main source of water for Aurangabad city, is left with only 2 percent live water stock as the water released from the dams in Nashik and Ahmednagar has been used up.
Taking this scenario into consideration, Aurangabad city is likely to encounter severe water scarcity in April.
Jayakwadi could not receive good water stock owing to deficient rainfall last monsoon. Thereby the water level at the dam touched the rock bottom in September last year. Hence, the state government released 11.5 TMC water including 2.5 TMC water in the first stage and 9 TMC water in the second stage from dams in Nashik and Ahmednagar districts.
After release of 11.5 TMC water, the water level in the dam had risen to 186 million cubic meter i.e 9 percent. Now, the water storage has dipped to 2 percent which is likely to finish within one or one and a half months. Later, the water will have to be lifted from dead water stock. Currently, the city is being supplied water after every two days.
Marathwada has a total of 11 projects, of which Siddheshwar, Majalgaon, Manjra, Nimn Terna, Nimn Dudhna and Seena Kolegaon have run dry . While Yeldari is left with only 2 percent water stock followed by Urdhav Penganga 35 percent, Nimna Manar 15 percent, Vishnupuri 32 percent taking the total water stock 9 percent.