Pune: Water storage in three dams 100 per cent, discharge in Mutha River resumed

Sakal Times News Desk
Monday, 24 August 2020

 With continuous rainfall in catchment areas, water storage in three dams of Pune is now 100 per cent

Pune: After Khadakwasla and Panshet, the Varasgaon dam is also filled to its capacity on Monday (August 24). The fourth dam Temghar, in the Khadakwasla dam cluster, is filled 84.21 per cent of its total capacity. As a result, the irrigation department had to resume discharge from Khadakwasla Dam into Mutha river basin at 5,136 cusecs.

Both the Panshet and Khadakwasla dams in the Khadakwasla dam cluster are at full capacity. Now Varasgaon dam is also 99.33 percent full. The Temghar dam also has 84.21 per cent water storage. Due to reduced rainfall activity on Saturday and Sunday, the discharge from Khadakwasla dam into the Mutha river basin was stopped. But it again started heavily raining in the catchment area of the dam. Hence the discharge from Khadakwasla dam has been increased from 2 pm on Sunday, informed Vijay Patil, Executive Engineer of Khadakwasla Irrigation Department. The Nira Deoghar dam is also almost full and 750 cusecs of water is being discharged into the Nira River. Therefore, citizens in the vicinity of the river basin have been alerted.

The four dams at Khadakwasla, Temghar, Varasgaon, Panshet and Khadakwasla, have a storage of 28.34 TMC or 97.24 per cent of its total capacity. Last year, the water storage was 28.94 TMC or 99.43 per cent of its total capacity).

On Sunday, 10 mm of rainfall was recorded in the catchment area of Temghar, Varasgaon, Panshet dam and one mm of rainfall in the catchment area of Khadakwasla dam.

Dam name

Storage in TMC

Percentage

Temghar

3.12

84.21

Varasgaon

12.73

99.33

Panshet

10.65

100

Khadakwasla

1.97

100

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