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30% Excess Rainfall For 25 Districts In 2021-22

25 districts received excess rainfall (20% to 71%), and the remaining eight districts received normal rainfall (-1% to 19%).
Hyderabad | 2nd May 2022
The Telangana ground water department has monitored the water levels during April 2022 using 1,296 piezometers (monitoring stations) covering all mandals from 33 districts of Telangana.

During the water year 2021-22 (up to April 30, 2022), the State received rainfall of 1,145 mm as against 878 mm normally, and thus there was a 30% excess rainfall during this period as compared to normal annual rainfall. The rainfall ranged from 580 mm (Jogulamba Gadwal district) to 1,534 mm (Sircilla district).

25 districts - Hyderabad, Medak, Wanaparthy, Bhupalpally, Vikarabad, Bhadradri, Medchal, Adilabad, Kumuram Bheem, Kamareddy, Yadadri, Nalgonda, Mahabubabad, Jagtial, Nirmal, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Jangaon, Warangal, Nizamabad, Narayanpet, Karimnagar, Hanumakonda, Siddipet and Sircilla - received excess rainfall (20% to 71%), and the remaining eight districts received normal rainfall (-1% to 19%).

The average groundwater level in the State during April 2022 is 8.73 meters below ground level (mbgl), and it varies from 4.83 mbgl (Wanaparthy) to 15.36 mbgl (Medak).

Of the 33 districts, in one district the average water level is < 5 mbgl, in 25 districts it is 5-10 mbgl, in 8 districts it is 10-15 mbgl, and in the remaining one district it is > 15 mbgl.

A net average rise of 0.46 m in the groundwater levels was observed during April 2022 as compared to May 2021, and a rise was observed in 22 districts (0.05 m in Mahabubabad to 2.9 m in Bhupalapally). A fall was observed in the remaining 11 districts (0.01 m in Karimnagar and Khammam to 1.21 m in Medchal).
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