Five out of seven lakes in Mumbai have filled up

According to lake level report, Tulsi, Vihar, Modak Sagar, Tansa and Middle Vaitarna are overflowing

Mumbai: One more lake, Middle Vaitarna, has begun overflowing on Wednesday evening, following heavy showers in the catchment areas. With this out of the seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai, five have filled up.

The civic officials informed that the total rainfall received by Middle Vaitarna as on August 3 was 1840.60mm. The dam has an annual storage capacity of 1.93 lakh million litres and supplies at 455 million litres daily (MLD) rate to the city.

The civic officials are very happy to see the lakes overflowing due to the sufficient rainfall. “All our lakes are full. Bhatsa and Upper Vaitarna come under the state government and are maintained by the MCGM they are only two left now.” Out of the total requirement of 14.50 million litres for the entire year, the MCGM has reserved 13.13 million litres of water in seven reservoirs up to 6 pm on Wednesday. According to the daily lake level report, Tulsi, Vihar, Modak Sagar, Tansa and Middle Vaitarna have overflowed till now.

According to the data received by the MCGM Disaster Control cell, In the last 24 hours the city had received overall rainfall of 8.33mm, eastern suburbs- 17.31mm and Western suburbs received 14.41mm.

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