Mumbai: Water level rises in 7 lakes due to continuous rains

The continuous heavy rainfall in catchment areas resulted in the water stock going up by 72,8286 million litres in the last 24 hours.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 12:19 PM IST
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Mumbai: The seven lakes supplying water to the city now have more stock compared to the two previous years. The continuous heavy rainfall in catchment areas resulted in the water stock going up by 72,8286 million litres in the last 24 hours.

The city witnessed good rainfall in the last year, but the water stock in the lakes was at 17 per cent on July 11. In 2020, the lakes had just 21 per cent of the water stock. This year there was no rainfall in the catchment areas during June. But the city recorded 70 per cent of the average July rainfall within the first week of the month.

The lakes that supply water to the city now have 5,83,639 million litres of their total capacity. The present stock can last up to five months, said the civic official. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) supplies 3,850 million litres of water to the city on a daily basis from Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna, and Bhatsa lakes. The BMC takes stock of the water level in the lakes on October 1 annually. The civic body had initially imposed a 10 per cent water cut which was withdrawn on July 8.

Water stock in the 7 lakes on July 12

Year Million litres

2022 7,28,286

2021 2,52,323

2020 3,25,110

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