Water will be released from Khadakwasla dam

Monday, 16 July 2018

The collective water storage of dams in Khadakwasla system rose to 15.48 TMC

PUNE: Following the rise in water level in Khadakwasla dam, the Irrigation Department will be releasing 2,000 cusecs water into Mutha river by 8 am on Monday. 

The collective water storage of dams in Khadakwasla system increased to 15.48 TMC. During the same period last year, it was 10.03 TMC. 

The Irrigation Department was worried about the water supply to the city and officials said that, in this week, water level has risen from 8.51 TMC last Monday to 15.48 TMC, thus adding 6.97 TMC of water in a week. 

As per the Irrigation Department, the collective water storage in dams of Khadakwasla system reached 53.01 percentage. 

As per the data from the Water Resources Department, dam storage in all dams of Pune reached 47.7 per cent, which was better than last year. 

The storage in all dams of Pune was 31.97 per cent during same period last year.

Pune gets water from four dams - Khadakwasla, Temghar, Panshet and Varasgaon. 

They have a collective storage capacity of 29.05 TMC and the city uses around 1.05 TMC of water on a monthly basis. 

The current storage level in the dams that provide water to the city is sufficient for around 6 months.

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