Water level rises in Pavana due to rain

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Due to heavy rainfall for last two days, Pavana dam has received 0.21 TMC ft water in two days.

Pimpri: The water level in Pavana dam has been increasing steadily with continuous rain in the last two days.

Due to heavy rains for the last two days, the dam received water that could be sufficient for 10 days to Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). The dam had total storage of  22.71 percent on Monday.

Since the catchment area of the dam started receiving good rains the people of the city are eager to know whether PCMC withdraws 10 per cent water cut that was imposed on citizens as a precautionary measure.  

Due to heavy rainfall for last two days, Pavana dam has received 0.21 TMC ft water in two days. Pimpri Chinchwad needs 0.02 TMC ft water per day. Considering this the water that was received in last two days can last for 10 days.

The catchment area of Pavana dam received 98 mm rainfall on Saturday. Till Monday morning 125 mm rainfall has been recorded in the catchment area.  So far in June the catchment area of the dam received 334 mm rain.  Last year, the Pavana dam received merely 80 mm rainfall till June 26.

Pavana dam has total water storage of 1.93 TMC ft (22.71%). On the same day last year there was 0.99  TMC ft (11.69%) water in the dam.  This year’s water storage is more than double of the water that remained in the dam on the same day last year.

Deputy Engineer of Irrigation Department VN Mathkari said, “Due to good rains in the catchment area the water level in the dam is increasing steadily. Currently, water has been released for the power generation plant at the rate of 1200 cusecs in the Pavana dam.”

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