Vihar lake overflows

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Mumbai, Aug 11 (UNI) Vihar lake today became the fourth lake to reach its overflow level, after Modak Sagar, Tulsi and Tansa lakes with the incessant rain lashing the metropolis since last three days.

According to civic officials, Tansa and Vihar lakes started overflowing within a span of 48 hours, thereby ending the fear of water shortage in Mumbai.

Hydraulic Engineer, M M Kamble said that Tansa started to overflow at 2130 hours on August 9 and Vihar at 0830 hours today.

''It is a good sign as we still have the full month of September left to receive rains and the remaining two lakes will also start overflowing,'' Mr Kamble said.

''Upper Vaitarna lake has reached the level of 601.90 MSL (middle sea level) and is expected to reach its overflow level of 603.51 MSL within a week,'' he said.

Meanwhile, Bhatsa is the only lake which is far away from its overflow level of 142.07 MSL. It is at a level of 130.50 MSL and it take some time to reach the overflow mark, Mr Kamble said.

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