The water level in the seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai has crossed 82.91 percent on Monday. The water level in the lakes was 75.96 percent this time last year.
The lakes and dam reservoirs that supply drinking water to Mumbai are Tulsi, Tansa, Vihar, Bhatsa, Modak Sagar, Upper Vaitarna, and Middle Vaitarna.
According to data shared by BMC, the seven lakes have 11,76,048 million litres of water or 82.91 percent on Monday, against the full capacity, which is around 14.47 lakh million litres.
Two key sources of potable water for Mumbai - Tansa and Modak Sagar lakes - started overflowing on July 22nd, the city civic body said. While Vihar and Tulsi lake overflowed on July 18th and 16th respectively.
The water level in Tansa is at 99.66 percent, as per the latest update.
At Modak Sagar, 90.04% of water stock is available, Middle Vaitarna 88.13%, Upper Vaitarna has 70.46%, Bhatsa 79.93%, Vihar 100% and Tulsi has 100% of useful water level.
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Mumbai and adjoining areas woke up to cloudy skies and light rainfall on Monday morning. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted moderate rainfall in city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places.
The IMD on Monday said that the island city, eastern suburbs, and western suburbs recorded 10.05 mm, 36.55 mm, and 22.11 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a high tide of 3.48 metres is expected at 5.23 pm in Mumbai today. Also, a low tide of 1.16 metres is likely to occur at 11.56 pm today.
When there is a high tide during the rainy season, it becomes difficult for the flooded water to recede. Low tide helps floodwaters in the city to find an outlet to enter the seas.