Mumbai Rains: Good news for Mumbaikars as Tansa lake overflows

A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said that the heavy downpour, mainly on Wednesday and Thursday, helped in significantly increasing level in all the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai

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One of the key water resources supplying water to Mumbai, Tansa lake began overflowing Thursday afternoon onwards which can be deemed as great news for Mumbaikars. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday stated that the overflowing began due to the heavy showers for the past few days.

Tansa lake, which is located in the Thane district, became the second water body to be filled to the brim after Tulsi lake.

According to a BMC official, the lake began overflowing 2:50 pm onwards on July 25. He added that the lake had overflowed on July 17 last year. Meanwhile, Tulsi lake had started overflowing July 12 onwards.

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The official stated that the overflowing had begun due to the heavy downpour that began mainly on Wednesday and partly on Thursday, helped in significantly increasing level in all the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai.

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The total water stock of all the seven lakes is reported to stand at 57.86 per cent of their storage capacity as on July 25.

Accordingly, BMC last week had rolled back the water cut it had imposed in November 2018 owing to water scarcity in Mumbai.

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