The water level in 91 major reservoirs across the country has risen to 70 per cent of their total storage capacity from 68 per cent last week, the government said today.

As of October 12, the water storage in the reservoirs was 107.28 billion cubic metres (BCM). It has now increased to 110.012 BCM (for the week ending on October 18).

The latest water levels in the reservoirs are 93 per cent of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year, the Union Water Resources Ministry said in a statement.

These are 94 per cent of the decadal average for the corresponding period, the statement said.

The reservoirs in states such as Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have reported lesser storage level than last year.

Major dams in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have reported better storage level vis-a-vis the corresponding period last year.