IMD develops technology to assess water level in rivers and reservoirs
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed a new technology to assess the rise of water level in rivers and reservoirs during rain.
The technology, called ‘Impact Based Forecasting Approach’, which shows pre-event scenario, can help state governments to minutely monitor the impact of rain and take real-time decisions.
“We should be able to generate a scenario where we can take decisions to release water or not release it. It will be helpful for every state authority to take decision. We can run this system in pre-event scenario. We are now in a position to use to this technology into service,” Ramesh said at an event organised by the Centre for Science and Environment. The heavy downpour that ravaged Kerala for a fortnight ending August 21 caused death of around 500 people and economic damages worth over Rs 40,000 crore.