Water levels increase in city's lakes

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Mumbai, July 17 (UNI) Water level of the lakes supplying water to the metropolis has increased with rainfall in the city and suburbs for the last two days.

According to civic sources, the water level of Modak Sagar today reached 162.81 meters THD (Tendring Hundred) and inched towards the overflow level of 163.15 THD, after the area received a rainfall of 5 mm, there by increasing the level by 0.12 THD.

Water level of Tansa increased by 0.03 THD, and reached 123.71 THD, water level of Vihar, which received 4 mm rainfall, increased by 0.02 THD taking it to 75.93 THD.

The level of Tulsi increased by 0.02 THD, taking it to 137.47 THD after it received 2 mm rainfall, Upper Vaitarna's level reached 597.81 meters MSL (Middle Sea Level), after it received 4 mm rainfall and the level increased by 0.03 MSL, and the water level of Bhatsa has reached 111.86 MSL after it received 38 mm rainfall, which increased the water level by 0.55 MSL.

It may be noted that Mumbai is facing a 15 per cent water cut since July 1, due to low rainfall in the last week of June and the consequent decrease in the water levels in the lakes.

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