Lakes supplying water to Mumbai 89% full, can last 335 days

Lakes supplying water to Mumbai 89% full, can last 335 days
The seven lakes were at 89% capacity as of 6 am today

In a good news for Mumbaikars, the seven lakes that supply water to the maximum city were at 89 percent capacity as of Tuesday morning. The data was shared by the civic body’s hydraulic engineer’s department.

At the current level, the lakes have enough stock to last for approximately 335 days. With more spells of rainfall in store before the end of monsoon, the city is expected to have enough stock to last the entire year.

The sporadic spells of rainfall in the last two weeks had raised doubts over the city’s water preparedness. However, the catchment areas received more rains than the city, allowing the water stock to rise steadily.

Mumbai’s water supply comes from seven lakes – Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarna.

Together, they supply approximately 3,750 million litres of water to the city every day. They need to have 14.47 lakh million litres of water stock by end of monsoon for the BMC to not impose any water cuts.

As of 6 am today, the lakes had 12.87 million litres of water.

At 88.95 percent capacity, the water stock is at par with what it was in the year 2017 (89.12 percent) and 2016 (89.34 percent) – both years when the city did not face any water cuts.

Currently, Upper Vaitarna and Bhatsa are the only two lakes which are less than 90 percent full. The remaining five all have over 95 percent water stock.

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Lake-wise water stock as of Tuesday morning
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