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Water level in seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai cross 99.07%

On Tuesday, September 28, the water level in seven lakes of Mumbai crossed 99.07 per cent. 

These seven lakes supply drinking water to Mumbai. These lakes and reservoirs are Tulsi, Tansa, Vihar, Bhatsa, Modak Sagar, Upper Vaitarna, and Middle Vaitarna.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has shared data that reveals the seven lakes have 14,33,198 million litres of water or 99.07 per cent on Tuesday. This is against the total capacity, which is around 14.47 lakh million litres. 

Water stock was at 99.12 per cent around the same time last year. In 2019, the water stock was 98.81 per cent.

Tansa and Modak Sagar are the two primary sources of supplying potable water to Mumbai. A civic official said that both of them started to overflow on July 22nd. 

Vihar and Tulsi lake started to overflow on July 18th and 16th, respectively. Five gates of Bhatsa lake were reportedly opened on September 11. Tansa lake’s water level is at 99.10 per cent. 

Middle Vaitarna has 96.92 per cent of water stock available, while Upper Vaitarna has 99.58 per cent of the stock present. 

Modak Sagar has 100 per cent water stock available, and Bhatsa has 99.2 per cent of the water available. Vihar and Tulsi, both of them, have 100 per cent of beneficial water levels.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday, September 27, had deployed a team in Osmanabad ahead of Cyclone Gulab.

Over the next few days, Maharashtra is expected to receive heavy rains with strong and gusty winds due to Cyclone Gulab.

Also read: ‘We Believe This Is A Climate Emergency’: Aaditya Thackeray On Forming Council For Climate Change Crisis

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