The water level in the seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai has crossed 80.60 percent on Monday. The water level in the lakes was 50.53 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 11,66,623 million litres of water or 80.60 percent as recorded on Monday, against the full capacity, which is around 14.47 lakh million litres. Last year, during the same time, water stock was at 50.53% with 7,31,283 million litres, while in 2019 the water stock was 13,24,007 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 99.10 percent, as per the latest update.
At Modak Sagar, 96.87% of water stock is available, Middle Vaitarna 83.80%, Upper Vaitarna has 67.24%, Bhatsa 76.34%, Vihar 100% and Tulsi has 100% of useful water level.
Check detailed water level here:
Mumbaikars woke up to cloudy skies and light rainfall on Monday morning. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its 24-hour forecast has predicted light rainfall in the city and suburbs.
The IMD on Monday said that the island city, eastern suburbs, and western suburbs recorded 1.14 mm, 9.44 mm, and 2.93 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a low tide of 1.44 metres is likely to occur at 6.48 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.
IMD's Santacruz observatory on Monday recorded the maximum temperature at 31.5 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 30.4 degrees Celsius. The Santacruz observatory in the western suburbs recorded a minimum temperature of 25.1 degrees Celsius, while the Colaba observatory also recorded a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.
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