TheHeavy rain in the city on May 9 took the city by surprise and the latest figures show that Hyderabad has received 20% excess rainfall so far this year. As a matter of fact, the entire state has got excess rain during the ‘water year’, which is counted from May to April.
According to a report released by the ground water department on Thursday, during the ‘water year’ May 2016-April 2017, the state received 1,014 mm rainfall as against the normal of 876 mm. The deviation is 16%. Five districts received excess rain of 20% and above. These include Hyderabad (25%), Nizamabad (27%), Rangareddy (21%), Medak (23%) and Warangal (21%).
Five districts received normal rainfall. Normal is calculated as between +19% to -19% range. The normal rainfall districts were Karimnagar (12%), Nalgonda (12%), Adilabad (12%), Khammam and Mahbubnagar (1% each).
There has also been a considerable rise in ground water levels in most districts. Compared to April 2016, this April saw a comfortable rise in water levels in Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Siddipet, Sangareddy, Medak, Jangaon and Vikarabad
The average groundwater level in the state during April this year was 12.04 metre depth as against 15.04 metres in April last year. The rise inwater level was 3.76 bgl (below ground level). There is a fall only in Bhopalapally Jayashankar district.