Jamshedpur, June 30: The first month of monsoon has been a blessing for the State in terms of rainfall. Met officials today informed that at the end of June the state had recorded 202.4 mm, against a normal of 199.9 mm, a surplus of one per cent. Last year ( 2019 ) in June the state had recorded a 89.6 against a normal of 200 mm, a deficit of 55 per cent.
In 2018, June ended on a deficit of 37 per cent while in 2017, the first monsoon month -June’s deficit stood at 38 per cent.
This year the southwest monsoon arrived two days early in Jharkhand on June 13. At the time of the monsoon’s onset June was facing a 24 % rain deficit.
Statistics revealed that about 11 of 24 including Palamau, East Singhbhum , Garhwa, Bokaro, Chatra, Giridih and Ramgarh were in rain gainers list while the rest 13 districts were facing marginal deficit rain. Weathermen predicted a good shower show in the first week of July. IMD ‘s Ranchi Meteorological Centre also issued a warning of heavy rain in northern and central Jharkhand for three days from July 3.
The city has received record rainfall. According to experts, the abundant rainfall this monsoon will ensure that the city does not have to face a water crisis for at least next two years even if there is scanty rainfall.
Dimna Lake situated nearly 13 km from city is spread in an area of 5.5 sq km is one of the sources of potable water for the steel city and Tata Steel works and has a water storage capacity of 75.70 million gallon. For the records, Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Limited ( formerly Jusco) supplies 200 million litres of potable water daily in its command areas in the steel city. As of now, Jusco has over 58,000 water connections catering to a population of over 7 lakh. The water supply as of now is twice a day. The Dimna Dam owned by Tata Steel which became operational in 1944 has eight radial gates each of size 8 feet x 30 feet. The dam length is 279.57 meter.
As per data available with the water management unit of Jusco, the water level in Subernarekha river from the Jusco draws its maximum water for city use reached 394.7 feet (as on April 11) the minimum in the last three years.