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Rains bring good news to Mumbai lakes

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 15, 2019, 3:38 am IST
Updated : Sep 15, 2019, 3:38 am IST

Officials stated that due to heavy rains in the first week of September, water has risen up to 98 per cent of the reservoirs’ capacity.

Heavy rains in Mumbai have led to water stock in reservoirs rising to their highest level in the last three years, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
 Heavy rains in Mumbai have led to water stock in reservoirs rising to their highest level in the last three years, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Mumbai: Heavy rains in Mumbai have led to water stock in reservoirs rising to their highest level in the last three years, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Officials stated that due to heavy rains in the first week of September, water has risen up to 98 per cent of the reservoirs’ capacity.

 

The cumulative of water levels in four lakes, including Modak Sagar, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna and Tansa lake, have reached 98.8 percent of the total capacity.

“Heavy rainfalls in the first week of September has filled water in all the lakes above 97 percent. This is the highest record between 2016 and 2019.

Preliminary estimates suggest that we would not need to carry out water-cuts this year,” said a BMC official.

The official added that the final decision will be taken in October, after analysing the water storage from rains till September end. Tulsi, Vehar and Modak Sagar are already completely filled and were overflowing on Saturday.

 

Meanwhile, Tansa has recorded the total water storage at 99 percent, followed by Middle Vaitarna at 97.51 per cent, Upper Vaitarna at 97.45 per cent and Bhatsa reservoir at 97.25 per cent till September 14.

The Santacruz observatory has recorded 3422mm of rains till September, surpassing the monthly average.

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