Lake levels up, Modak Sagar nears overflow point

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Mumbai, July 21 (UNI) The water level of the lakes supplying water to the metropolis has gone up marginally, with the level of Modak Sagar lake nearing the overflow level.

According to civic sources, Modak Sagar received 10 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, thereby increasing the water level by 0.07 meters THD (Tendring Hundred) and taking it to 163.06 THD.

Similarly, Tansa received 1 mm rainfall, increasing the level by 0.02 THD, taking it to 123.73 THD, Vihar received 8 mm rainfall, increasing water level by 0.02 THD taking it to 75.98 THD, Tulsi received 3 mm rainfall and the lake level was unchanged, Upper Vaitarna received 18 mm rainfall, which increased the water level by 0.03 THD taking the level to 597.87 MSL (Middle Sea Level) and Bhatsa received 23 mm rainfall, which increased water level by 0.20 MSL taking the level to 112.65 MSL.

It may be recalled that the city is facing a 15 per cent water cut since July 1, which will be cancelled after the water level in the lakes reach the overflow mark.

Meanwhile, civic officials have expressed concern that the lake levels are very much same as compared to last year and are expecting good rainfall in the coming weeks.

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