Hyderabad: The ground water levels in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy have improved considerably following the good performance of monsoons.
According to the December 2016 data released by the State Ground Water Department, the ground water levels in Hyderabad during December 2015 was at 10.39 metres below ground level (m bgl) and by last month end, the depth of the ground water levels improved and rose to 6.37m bgl.
According to the analysis, in May 2016, during the peak summer, the ground water levels in Hyderabad dipped to 10.99 m bgl but by November 2016, thanks to monsoons, the ground water levels improved to 5.33m bgl before settling down at 6.37 m bgl in December 2016.
According to the report, out of the existing 16 mandals in Hyderabad, the depth of ground water levels of about 14 mandals is at less than 10 metres below ground level. In Rangareddy, out of 27 mandals, the depth of ground water level in 11 mandals is less than 10 meters while ground water levels in another 15 mandals are between 10 m bgl and 15 m bgl.
Ameerpet recorded lowest ground water recharge, the data indicated. In December 2015, the ground water level in Ameerpet was close to 19 metres below ground level and in December 2016, it was 16.2 m bgl.
In Saroornagar and LB Nagar under Ranga Reddy, the ground water level in December 2015 was 18.5 m bgl and by December 2016, the ground water level was 15.8 m bgl.
The ground water level in Marredpally during December 2015 was 20.45 metres, which improved to 10.45 m bgl by December 2016.
In December 2015, the ground water level in Malkajgiri was 22 m bgl and in December 2016, the depth was at 13.96 m bgl.
In Medchal, the ground water level in December 2015 was 21.92 m bgl and in December 2016, the ground water levels were at 14.97 metres. In Shamshabad, the ground water level in December 2015 was at 11.85 m bgl and by December 2016, it was 11.39 m bgl.