Vihar lake overflows, Mumbai’s water stock up to 86%

Vihar lake overflows, Mumbai's water stock up to 86%
Of the city’s seven water supplying lakes, Tulsi was the first to get filled to capacity on July 12, followed by Tansa on July 25, Modak Sagar on July 26 and Vihar on July 31

Yet another water supplying source of Mumbai – Vihar lake – overflowed on Wednesday night thanks to the short but intense rain spell the city has been witnessing recently.

According to a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Vihar lake started overflowing at 9:15 pm yesterday.

A total of seven lakes supply water to Mumbai – Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Tansa, Bhatsa, Vihar, and Tulsi. Of the seven, four are currently full.

Tulsi was the first to get filled to capacity on July 12, followed by Tansa on July 25, Modak Sagar on July 26 and Vihar on July 31. The Middle Viatarna and Bhatsa, whose spillway gates were opened on July 27 and July 29 respectively, are also close to overflowing.

As of Wednesday, the total water stock across the seven lakes stands at 12.40 lakh million litres, or 85.68 percent of the 14.47 lakh million litres capacity.

In comparison, the water stock stood at 83.30 percent in 2018 and 86.44 percent in 2017.

Amid the rising water levels, the BMC has also rolled back the 10 percent water cut imposed on residential and commercial units earlier this month. The water cut had been in force since November 2018.

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