Water storage in various dams starts increasing

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 28 June 2018

Pune: Following the recent rainfall in catchment areas, water level in the dams has started increasing. The collective stock in Khadakwasla and Panshet dam on Wednesday increased to 2.98 TMC from 2.84 TMC on Sunday. The storage in Varasgaon and Temghar dam remains at zero level. According to the per water resources department, the water storage level in dams of Pune district stood to 16.84 per cent compared to 12.36 per cent last year.

Pune: Following the recent rainfall in catchment areas, water level in the dams has started increasing. The collective stock in Khadakwasla and Panshet dam on Wednesday increased to 2.98 TMC from 2.84 TMC on Sunday. The storage in Varasgaon and Temghar dam remains at zero level. According to the per water resources department, the water storage level in dams of Pune district stood to 16.84 per cent compared to 12.36 per cent last year.

Irrigation department officials said that catchments of Panshet and Khadakwasla have so far recorded over 277 mm and 149 mm rainfall respectively since June 1. 

Similarly, catchment areas of Temghar and Varasgaon has received 392 mm and 284 mm of rainfall since June 1.

The officials said that while the dam water storage levels are increasing, they are expecting good rains in two weeks, so that water level rises further. Four dams i.e. Panshet, Khadakwasla, Varasgaon and Temghar supply water to the city.

According to the water resources department, the water storage level in Pavana dam which caters to Pimpri Chinchwad stood at 21.14 per cent and Bhama Askhed dam stood at 32.89 per cent.

While catchment area of Bhama Askhed dam has received 113 mm rainfall since June 1, the Pavana dam has received 320 mm rainfall since June 1.

According to the Irrigation Department, the PMC has been sanctioned 11.5 TMC ft water annually, while they are consuming 15 to 16 TMC ft water on an annual basis. The Water Resource Department has sanctioned 3 TMC ft water to the Pune Metropolitan Region. 

Dams stock
- Khadakwasla 0.29
- Panshet 2.69
- Varasgaon 0
- Temghar 0
(In TMC as on June 27)

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