Tansa And Modak Sagar, Lakes That Supply Water To Mumbai Overflow

Owing to torrential rains in the catchment areas since the past few days, Tansa and Modak Sagar lakes overflow.

Tansa And Modak Sagar, Lakes That Supply Water To Mumbai Overflow

On Thursday, Tansa and Modak Sagar, lakes that supply water to Mumbai began overflowing. This comes as a great sense of respite for the Mumbaikars. 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), according to reports has mentioned that 53.86% of water is available in the seven lakes that provide water to the city of Mumbai.

The civic authority added that on Thursday, the Modak Sagar lake overflew at 3.24 am, whilst the Tansa lake began overflowing at 5.48 am. Some narratives also mention that two gates of the Modak Sagar and one gate of the Tansa lake had to be opened, due to the said phenomena. 

On July 16 and 18 respectively, Tulsi Lake and Vihar Lake also overflew. With these recent updates, four dams of the seven dams have overflowed.

The BMC also stated that the total storage of the seven dams providing water to Mumbai is approximately 1,44,736.3 crore litres which is 14,47,363 million litres. According to a measurement administered at 6.00 am today, out of the total storage capacity, 77,956.8 crore litres which is 7,79,568 million litres or 53.86% of the water has been stored.

The city, since the past few weeks have received intense spells, resulting in waterlogging in many areas in Mumbai. 

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