Mumbai: With monsoon bringing respite to the city with heavy rainfall, the water levels in the seven reservoirs – Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Bhatsa, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarna that feed the city – are rising. In keeping with the IMD’s prediction of above average rainfall, the quantum of rain in the lakes expected for this month has already been crossed. Of these seven lakes, Tulsi Lake and Vihar Lake are within the city and have benefitted from the heavy down pour in the MMR region.
The amount of rainfall recorded by the MCGM on Thursday morning was 240.40 mm in Modak Sagar, 208.40 mm in Tansa, 899.40 mm in Vihar, 824.50 mm in Tulsi, 222 mm in Bhatsa, 163.90 mm in Middle Vaitarna and the lowest rainfall recorded was 83.20 in Upper Vaitarna. The total annual water capacity recorded of these seven lakes is 14, 47,000 million liters.
The city’s daily water requirement is 4,200 million litres per day. However, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has been supplying only 3,500 to 3,750 million liters per day during the summer just past.
LAKE LEVELS AS ON June 29, 2016
Lakes Total Capacity Water levels recorded Total capacity to be filled
In Mtrs InMtrs In Mtrs
ModakSagar 163.15 146.03 17.12
Tansa 128.63 120.81 7.82
Vihar 80.12 75.67 4.45
Tulsi 139.17 135.40 3.77
Upper Vaitarna 603.51 594.31 9.20
Middle Vaitarna 285.00 245.02 40.02
Bhatsa 142.07 107.64 34.43