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10.45 per cent water stock left in seven lakes that provide drinking water to city



As per BMC data, the seven lakes have 1,51,239 million litres of water or 10.45 percent on June 20, against the full capacity, which is around 14,47,363 million litres

The seven lakes that provide drinking water to Mumbai have 1,51,239 million litres of water or 10.45 per cent of the total capacity of 14,47,363 lakh million litres, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday. The water level in the lakes was 14.16 per cent this time last year.

The city draws water from Tulsi, Tansa, Vihar, Bhatsa, Modak Sagar, Upper Vaitarna, and Middle Vaitarna. 

As per BMC data, the seven lakes have 1,51,239 million litres of water or 10.45 percent on June 20, against the full capacity, which is around 14,47,363 million litres. 

Last year, during the same time, water stock was at 14.16 per cent with 2,04,980 million litres, while in 2020 the water stock was 1,58,709 million litres.

The water level in Tansa is at 4.08 percent. At Modak Sagar, 36.96% of water stock is available, Middle Vaitarna 10.44%, Upper Vaitarna has 0%, Bhatsa 9.99%, Vehar 13.33% and Tulsi has 26.55% of useful water level.

The Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai on Monday said that parts of Maharashtra are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Monday.

“Generally cloudy sky with moderate rain in city and suburbs. Possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places,” the weather agency informed in its daily bulletin.

For the last few days, in Maharashtra, the sky has remained cloudy in most parts of the state including Mumbai and there has been intermittent rain.

With the fresh spell of rain, the air quality in Mumbai is in the ‘good category’. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), a government agency, today morning informed that the overall AQI is at 29 at 8:45 am.

As per the government agencies, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.



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