NEW DELHI: With massive floods in Tamil Nadu, the Central H2o Commission (CWC) has made the decision to set up flood forecasting stations for the initial time in the coastal states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, alongside with Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Sikkim to enhance forecast for such functions.
The CWC beneath the Ministry of Water Sources, River Improvement and Ganga Rejuvenation will established up forty flood forecasting stations for the 1st time in the states of Arunachal Pradesh (3), Himachal Pradesh (one), Kerala (2), Rajasthan (12), Sikkim (eight) and Tamil Nadu (14) during the current 5 12 months prepare.
Apart from, 60 much more flood forecasting stations will be established up in other states currently having flood forecasting stations to cover their uncovered areas. The CWC has been entrusted with the work of flood forecasting in India and a community of 878 stations on crucial rivers and their tributaries has been set up.
At present, flood forecasts are issued for 176 stations (148 level forecast and 28 influx forecast) making use of hydrological knowledge from its personal community and Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) received from Flood Metrological Business (FMO) of India Metrological Department (IMD).
The present forecasting network of CWC handles 19 states/UTs/NCT, ten key river basins and 72 sub-basins. So considerably, 445 stations have been modernised with automated information assortment and transmission systems.
“Mathematical models on rivers Jhelum, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Ganga, Brahmaputra, Yamuna, Chambal, Baitarani, Vamsadhara, Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Tapi, Godavari and Krishna have been produced. The forecast is disseminated using the e-mail, SMS and web site facilities,” stated a senior CWC formal.
The modernisation of the community consists of set up of automatic sensor based knowledge assortment and satellite based mostly information transmission systems for around real time flood forecasting and improvement of medium assortment hydrologic and hydraulic types with a warning time of up to seventy two hours using one particular dimensional mathematical modeling resources, for efficient flood forecasting.
The ministry had introduced a flood forecasting internet site, e-Area Drinking water Information Method during the 2014 floods, which facilitated timely forecast dissemination through e mail/SMS.
“The tendencies of river water levels at the forecasting stations of the community during the previous seventy two hours are also made obtainable to the general community at the internet portal. Flood-warning messages are also disseminated utilizing Common Alerting Protocol of Google,” stated the official.