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Friday, 04 August 2017 - 8:16
1.2 million residents still distressed by drought
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The Disaster Management Centre states that over 1.2 million residents are still being negatively impacted by drought conditions in 17 districts.

 the Mahaweli Authority says that as a result, a number of reservoirs continue to experience low water levels.

Currently water levels recorded at the Randenigala, Victoria, Kotmale, and Samanala-waeva reservoirs are   7.4%, 16.7%, 28.5%, 24.5% respectively.

However  Mahaweli Authority has stated that the water levels at Castle-reigh and Mausakele reservoirs are much higher, where the capacity has been recorded at 73.5 %.

In addtion Bovataenna reservoir is at 57.9%.

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