Heavy rains lead to rise in lake water levels

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Mumbai, Jul 11 (UNI) The heavy rains that had lashed the city and its nearby areas for last couple of days, led to a considerable increase in the water level of the lakes supplying water to Mumbai.

According to civic officials, in the last 24 hours ending this morning, Modak Sagar had received 71 mm rainfall, raising the water level to 160.33 tendring hundred (THD), an increase by 0.97 THD, Tansa received 66 mm rainfall, taking the water level to 123.20 THD, an increase of 0.24 THD, Vehar received 70 mm rainfall, taking the water level to 75.80 THD, an increase of 0.07 THD, Tulsi received rainfall of 26 mm, taking the water level to 137.30, an increase of 0.06 THD.

Meanwhile, Upper Vaitarna received a rainfall of 79 mm rainfall, taking the water level to 597.05 middle sea level (MSL), an increase of 0.40 MSL and Bhatsa received rainfall of 113 mm, taking the level of water to 107.70 MSL, an increase of 0.80 MSL.

It may be noted that Mumbai is reeling under a water cut of 15 per cent since July one, which will be cancelled once the water level in the lakes reaches overflow level.

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