Mumbai Rains: Lakes get 15 days of water stock in a single day

Updated: 14 August, 2020 08:20 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

Continuous rainfall in catchment areas brings much-needed water stock increase in lakes

Catchment areas in Nashik, Thane saw heavy rain. Pic/ Sayyed Sameer Abedi
Catchment areas in Nashik, Thane saw heavy rain. Pic/ Sayyed Sameer Abedi

After a gradual rise in levels over the last week, water stock increased by a 15-day supply in a single day. All the lakes received heavy rainfall on Wednesday which resulted in the rise of water stock to 60 per cent on Thursday, from 55 per cent on Wednesday.

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It is somewhat good news for Mumbaikars, as the issue of water cut loomed large over the city. While some parts of the city received heavy showers, catchment areas in Nashik and Thane received heavy to very heavy rainfall. Upper Vaitarna, which had the lowest stock (37 per cent) among all lakes, received 148 mm rainfall - the stock increased to 42 per cent in a day. Levels of other lakes have also registered a rapid increase. Overall, the stock has increased by 70,000 litres, which is sufficient for 15 days.

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The total water stock is 8.70 lakh million litres, which is 60 per cent of the total capacity. Last year, the stock was over 92 per cent on the same date.


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First Published: 14 August, 2020 07:13 IST

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