Khadakwasla, Panshet dams reach full storage capacity

ST Correspondent
Monday, 13 August 2018

Officials of the Irrigation Department said that Panshet catchment area received about 45 mm rainfall and Khadakwasla catchment area received 7 mm rainfall which filled up the dams.

Pune: Storage in the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams reached full capacity on Sunday, following which 6,848 cusecs of water was released in Mutha river from the Khadakwasla dam. 

Meanwhile the water stock in Varasgaon and Temghar dams stood at 91.03 and 56.96 per cent respectively. 

After a brief lull, there were light showers in the city. As per the weather department the city received 338 mm rainfall this season from June to August till date. 

Officials of the Irrigation Department said that Panshet catchment area received about 45 mm rainfall and Khadakwasla catchment area received 7 mm rainfall which filled up the dams. Similarly the total water storage in Khadakwasla system which includes Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar dams reached 90 per cent of total capacity to 26.41 TMC ft while last year it was 24.73 TMC ft. Irrigation Department officials said Pavana dam also reached its full capacity with 8.51 TMC ft water. 

The catchment area of Pavana dam received 71 mm rainfall on Sunday. The storage in Bhama Askhed dam stood at 86 per cent on Sunday. As per the Irrigation Department, the PMC sanctioned 11.5 TMC ft water annually, while they are consuming 15 to 16 TMC ft water on an annual basis.

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