The water level of Ransai Dam, located in Dighode village in Uran has crossed 100 feet after good rainfall in the last week. With a good spell of rainfall, it will cross the maximum level of 116.5 feet and it will start overflowing.
In June third week, the level of the dam had depleted and it could supply by the end of June only. However, the good rainfall at the beginning of the month and subsequent heavy rainfall in catchment areas of most of the dams brought cheers. Now, there is no need to cut the water supply.
The Ransai dam supplies water to more than one lakh populations in 37 Gram Panchayats, Uran township and government establishments including defence and ports.
The dam was built by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) around 50 years ago and it is the prime source of water for villages in Uran and government establishments.
According to an official from MIDC’s engineering department, in the last week, there was good rainfall and it pushed the level of the dam. On Thursday, the level of the dam reached 101 feet while the maximum water level of the dam is 116.5 feet. As per the Raigad district office, the Uran Taluka has already received 719 mm of rainfall till Thursday morning which was higher than the previous year’s 688 mm of rainfall. “Since there was scanty rainfall in June, the level of the dam depleted. However, following good rainfall in July first week, the level increased,” said the official. He added that a good rainfall will help to overflow the dam.