The ground water has been recharged in various parts of the state, along with Rayalaseema, Visakhapatnam district drop straight down at high speed compared to the levels in March previous year.
This has been mainly attributed to the stretched not wet period during the north-east monsoon. The water levels in the district have now come to 8.7 meters, which was the level in May 2017. For example, the water level at T Devada has increased to 8.3 meters from 4.7 meters in March 2017. The same condition in various areas in Vizag city.
The water level at Atchutapuram on Vizag outer parts of a town now stands at 19 meters against 13 meters in March 2017. Parawada is the most influenced by an external factor, with the groundwater level let down quickly to 20.8 meters compared to 11.5 meters in March 2017.
A part from less rainfall, making use and wastage of water resources, and one more reason is constructional activities. Some other mandals that witnessed a drop in the groundwater levels include K Kotapadu, Vemapdu, Anantavaram, Dumbriguda, GK Veedhi, Vizag city etc.
Visakhapatnam district recorded only 143.3 cm rainfall against a normal of 297.2 cm during the north-east monsoon season, which bring to final point with about 51 per cent rainfall deficiency for Vizag district.
Rayalaseema give the impressions to have gained the most when it comes to the groundwater recharging this year as the average water level now stands at 13.2 meters, as against 18.8 meters in March 2017. The groundwater levels have shot up at least 5 meters in each district of Rayalaseema.
In additionally the water levels in the reservoirs that supply water to Vizag district have also been use up the supply, this will lead to reduced water supply to local people.
“We are planning to dig 170 new bore wells in many places of the city. The GVMC will also take up restore to a good condition of the remaining hand bore wells and pipeline network”. One of the GVMC officials expressed.