Due to rapidly dwindling water levels in the reservoirs associated with the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Hydro Power Plant, hydropower generation will be further hampered, the Power Ministry said.

They said the present low water levels in the reservoirs are due to the severe drought that is being experienced in the country. 

Accordingly, the water level at the Castlereagh Reservoir has dropped to 13.41 metres from the spill level and the maximum water level could go down to 19 metres from the spill level. The volume of electricity could be generated from this remaining water level is 15.7 GW/hours, which is 16.5% of the total capacity of the Castlereagh Reservoir.

–Daily Mirror