Mumbai: Heavy downpour in July raises water stock to 35%

Last year on July 10, the water stock stood only at 17 per cent, while in 2020, it was 21 per cent.

SHEFALI PARAB-PANDITUpdated: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 10:19 PM IST
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Lake overflows as heavy rains continue to pound Mumbai | Photo: Representative Image

Two weeks back, the city was worried about the depleting water stock in the seven lakes supplying water across the city, but the heavy downpour in the catchment areas has given great relief to Mumbaikars.

In the past 24 hours, the overall lake level has increased by 7 per cent or 97,607 million litres which is enough stock for nearly a month. In total, since the heavy rainfall began this monsoon, the catchment areas have collected a water supply of 134 days.

The lakes have accumulated 5,15,736 million litres or 35.36 per cent of their total capacity which stands at 14,47,363 million litres. Till Saturday morning, the lakes had 4,18,129 million litres of water stock. The city now has more stock of water compared to the last two years.

Last year on July 10, the water stock stood only at 17 per cent, while in 2020, it was 21 per cent.

The BMC daily supplies 3,850 million litres of water from Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna, and Bhatsa lake across the city and the stock of the water level is taken on October 1 annually. Earlier, due to the low stock of water in the catchment areas, the civic body had imposed a 10 per cent water cut in the city on June 27.

Water level in lakes (in million litres)

Year--stock

2022--515736

2021--258699

2020--307107

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