Mumbai Rains: Water stock in city's seven lakes finally touches 50 per cent

Updated: 10 August, 2020 07:55 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

Figure still remains low as at this time last year the stock had crossed 90 per cent; prediction of active monsoon this week offers some hope

Tulsi lake overflowed a few weeks back but accounts for the lowest share of total water stock. File pic
Tulsi lake overflowed a few weeks back but accounts for the lowest share of total water stock. File pic

Three days of moderate rain helped increase the water stock in the lakes providing water to the city to 50.53 per cent (7, 31,283 million litres). Comparatively, the figure remains low as the lakes were 91 per cent filled at this time in 2019 and 85 per cent in 2018.

The BMC imposed a 20 per cent water cut from August 5 onwards. Areas like Mulund and Ghatkopar where BMC supplies water 24 hours are getting it for 19 hours. The water cut is here to stay for a long time as the improvement in the water level is not enough. The Indian Meteorological Department's forecast of active monsoon on the west coast this week should help increase the water level further.

Also Read: Mumbai Rains: Gradual increase in rain activities over city and suburbs from August 10

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First Published: 10 August, 2020 07:47 IST

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