The melting of glaciers due to rising temperatures leads to an increase in the water levels in the river basin of the Himalayan region.
GG NEWS Bureau
Pithoragarh, 15thMay. The melting of glaciers due to rising temperatures triggering an increase in the water levels in the river basin of the Himalayan region has led to increased power production in Pithoragarh district. The rise water level of River Sharda was witnessed today. Officers from Sharda headworks at Banbasa in Champawat district said.
“We are hopeful of increasing our electricity production to full capacity in coming days as the water level of the river was witnessed at 6713 cusecs today from 6325 cusecs a day before. “said Brijesh Mourya, a SDO at Sharda headworks project in Banbasa. According to the hydro project SDO, their electricity generation has gone up to 38 megawatts from 35 MW .”
Another hydroelectric project owned by NHPC and based in Banbasa a state government project is hopeful of increasing its electricity generation due to rising water level of the river
“We have also increased our electricity generation from 28 MW a day before to 30 MW today. “said a NHPC engineer in Banbasa.
The temperature has started increasing in basin areas of River Sharda, which is known as River Kali till it reaches Tanakpur after traveling 235 km from its basin in Jwar , Darma, and Vyas valley in Dharchula subdivision of Pithoragarh district.
“The temperature in the high Himalayan region increased from 20 to 23 degrees Celsius in the last two days. “said a weather department official in the Pithoragarh district headquarter.