Mettur Dam capacity: 93.4 Tmcft

Tmcft, (Tmc ft), (TMC), (tmc) is the abbreviation of thousand million cubic feet (1,000,000,000 = 109 = 1 billion), commonly used in India in reference to volume of water in a reservoir[1] or river flow.[2][failed verification]


1 tmcft is equivalent to:

Alternatively, 35.32 tmcft = 1 cubic kilometer (km3) is the standard unit used by Central Water Commission of Government of India for reporting gross and effective storage capacities of dams in India in National Register of Large Dams (NRLD). The amount of water that can be discharged through a conduit per second in a cubic foot is described as a cusec.

In agriculture, a rough estimate by irrigation experts is that 1 TMC water is needed each year to irrigate 10,000 acres.[3]

See also


  1. ^ K. Lakshmi (24 September 2010). "Krishna water release soon". The Hindu. Chennai: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Archived from the original on 14 April 2024. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  2. ^ Mahendra Jain, ed. (April 2007), "Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal Announces Final Verdict", Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine, Agra: Pratiyogita Darpan
  3. ^ Tata, Madhavi (3 May 2010). "Bottled Krishna: Guntur farmers fume at AP's allotment of drinking water to Coke". Outlook India Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 December 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.