Mumbai’s water stock: One lakh million litres left to reach max capacity

The current quantity of water in the seven lakes that supply water to the city is 13,46,063 million litres. Even with moderate rainfall in the catchment areas, the reservoirs need a little over one lakh million litres to fill to capacity.

| Mumbai | Published: August 5, 2016 2:36:47 am
mumbai, mumbai rainfall, mumbai water supply, water supply in mumbai, mumbai news, latest news, india news, mumbai civic body, mumbai water supply After heavy rainfall this month, the existing water supply is at 7.93 lakh million litres. (Express Photo)

After days of heavy rainfall, the city as well as the catchment areas received a comparatively lesser rain on Thursday. After filling up to more than one lakh million litres daily for the past two days, the city’s water stock only rose by around 32,540 million litres on Thursday.

The current quantity of water in the seven lakes that supply water to the city is 13,46,063 million litres. Even with moderate rainfall in the catchment areas, the reservoirs need a little over one lakh million litres to fill to capacity.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the weather station in the island city recorded a rainfall of 8.8 mm and 15 mm in Santa Cruz. While there were no complaints of water-logging , 24 cases of tree falling were reported, most of them in the western suburbs.

After more than a month of heavy rain, five out of seven lakes — including Modak Sagar, Tulsi, Tansa, Vehar and Middle Vaitarna — are overflowing. The city’s current water stock has already crossed the total quantity of water collected last year. Last year, the highest quantity of water was recorded on October 6 at 11,63,137 million litres.

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