44.19 pc water storage in Pavana

Tanaji Khot
Saturday, 8 July 2017

Pimpri: The water level of Pavana dam, which supplies water to Pimpri-Chinchwad, has increased to 44.19 per cent (3.76 TMC ft) of its capacity as of Saturday morning.

“Although there is a pause in rainfall, the water inflow is likely to continue from hilly catchment areas of the dam. So, the water storage is likely to increase for a few more days,” said an irrigation department official.

Pimpri: The water level of Pavana dam, which supplies water to Pimpri-Chinchwad, has increased to 44.19 per cent (3.76 TMC ft) of its capacity as of Saturday morning.

“Although there is a pause in rainfall, the water inflow is likely to continue from hilly catchment areas of the dam. So, the water storage is likely to increase for a few more days,” said an irrigation department official.

The water level in the dam has increased significantly due to good rainfall during the past three weeks. The current water storage in the dam is enough for 188 days’ supply for Pimpri-Chinchwad. The city needs 0.02 TMC ft water per day.

The dam had 1.95 TMC ft (23.01 per cent) water when the monsoon season began this year. There has been an increase of 1.80 TMC ft water during the monsoon, which is sufficient for supplying water to the city for 90 days.

The catchment areas of Pavana dam received 66-mm rainfall on Friday. The catchment areas of the dam received 1,075 mm rain from June 1 till date. The dam had a water storage of 2.29 TMC ft last year on the same day, which was 27 per cent of the total capacity of the dam. The total rainfall till July 10, 2016 was recorded at 490 mm.

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