Chennai Staring at a Serious Water Crisis

Chennai Staring at a Serious Water Crisis

With the city recording a 55 per cent deficit in rainfall last monsoon season, reservoirs  are running dangerously low and groundwater resources are under immense strain.

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With the city recording a 55 per cent deficit in rainfall last monsoon season, reservoirs are running dangerously low and groundwater resources are under immense strain. Studies indicate that ground water levels across the city have reduced further by an average of 1-1.5 metres below the ground level since July.

According to data available with the NGO Rain Centre, average water levels in the city plunged to nearly 7.6 metres below the ground level in December compared to an average of  5.7 metres in Dec 2017.

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