Good water storage in Dev Dam for the second year in a row
Due to continuous good rains in the districts of Central Gujarat, new water is seen in rivers, ditches and lakes and water splendor is everywhere. Water storage in reservoirs of various dams has increased. For the first time in the season, water has been released from Narmada and Sukhi.
To maintain the rule level, water needs to be released from the Dev Madhyam Irrigation Scheme, which benefits Halol and Vadodara talukas of Panchmahal district.
Dev river originates from Chelawada hill in Panchmahal district. This hill and village is the abode of the holy tribal deity hence this river is known as Dev river.
Dev river has a length of 87 km which merges into Dhadhar river at Banaya village in Dabhoi taluka of Vadodara district. When water is released from this irrigation scheme, caution and vigilance has to be taken in 7 villages of Halol, 19 villages of Waghodia and 7 villages of Dabhoi. The water of this dam is given to the villages of Halol and Waghodia talukas for irrigation. It is also used for water supply purposes.