The reduction in the amount of rain due to climate change has adversely affected the once brimming-to-the-top Rawal Dam, which now resembles a deserted ground.
The empty ground, where once the water flowed freely, is now unsuitable for boats and instead, motorcycles can be seen on the dry land.
The dam’s administration said that the current level is 16,500 acre-feet, which is merely 28.4ft more than the dead level.
The sub-divisional officer said that the dam will fill up with water after a good monsoon season, expected until mid of August. Due to recent rains, the level of the dam has increased 1.5 feet, he added
The water level in the dam is entirely dependent on rain and the lack of it over the years has caused it to become bone dry.