Amidst the rainfall, water stock still low in Mumbai

In the seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai, the total water stock is at 17.35% of the total requirement as of Wednesday.

Amidst the rainfall, water stock still low in Mumbai

All through Wednesday, rains were registered in the city, Thane and its neighbouring areas. However, Mumbai suburbs, on the other hand, witnessed minimal rainfall.

At the IMD’s Colaba observatory, in the past 24 hours that ended at 8.30 pm on Wednesday, 38.8 mm of rainfall was recorded. Similarly, 8.7mm of rainfall was recorded at Santacruz. Additionally, an orange alert was in action on Wednesday in the city by the IMD to signal the possibility of heavy to very heavy, rainfall in isolated places.

BMC officials at the same time said that they are monitoring the low water stock in the lakes which is posing as a cause of concern. The total water stock in the seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai on Wednesday, is at 2.5 lakh million litre which can also be translated to 17.35% of the total requirement. Compare this number to last year at the same time, these numbers stood at 3.5 lakh million litre or 23.9% of the total requirement. Contrast to 2019, the total water stock in lakes was 47%. Amidst the covid outbreak last year, a 20% water cut was announced in August 2020, due to low water levels in the lakes.

Over coastal Kutch and its surrounding areas, there is a low-pressure area, mentioned weather officials. They also mentioned that there is an offshore trench at mean sea levels that lies off the costs of Kerala and Karnataka. Owing to these conditions, there is a high possibility of fairly widespread to widespread rain with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall. This is very likely, not only along the west coast, but its nearby inland areas in the next three days.

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