India state seeks flow forecasting for Krisha, Bhima rivers

The government of India’s Maharashtra State invites expressions of interest from consultants to implement a decision support and flow forecasting system for the Krishna and Bhima rivers in Maharashtra. Responses are due March 25, 2010.

With funding from the World Bank, the Water Resources Department of the Government of Maharashtra seeks a real-time decision support and flow forecasting modeling system to support reservoir operations and flood management. Krisha River has hydro projects including 240-MW Lower Jurala, 234-MW Priyadarshini Jurala (HydroWorld 12/9/08), and 50-MW Nagarjunasagar Tail Pond in Andhra Pradesh State. (HydroWorld 10/7/08) Bhima River has hydro projects including 10.5-MW Sonna, 16-MW Kallur, and 16-MW Joladadagi in Karnataka State. (HydroWorld 7/8/08)

Maharashtra seeks a consultant to review decision support system needs of the Water Resources Department, assess forecasting capabilities and telemetry for the two basins, develop geographic information system maps, develop and install hydrological and hydraulic models and software tools, and train department staff.

Expression of interest documents may be obtained from the Hydrology Project (SW) Maharashtra Internet site, www.mahahp.org.

Expressions of interest are to be submitted in five copies marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for implementation of a real-time decision support and flow forecasting system for the Krishna and Bhima rivers in Maharashtra.”

Responses are due by 4 p.m. March 25. For information, contact Superintending Engineer, Hydrology Project Circle (Analysis), Jalvidnyan Bhavan, Dindori Road, Nashik, Maharashtra, India 422004; Fax: (91) 253-2533408; E-mail: sehpca.nashik@mahahp.org; Internet: www.mahahp.org.

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