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Heavy rains cause lakes to swell in Mumbai

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Aug 8 (UNI) The heavy rains in the island city for the past four days have led to swelling of Modak Sagar, Tansa and Tulsi lakes, which are flowing either above or near the danger mark.

The Modak Sagar lake is flowing 0.08 meters above the danger mark of 143.26 m, while, Tulsi and Tansa lakes are flowing just 0.02 m and 0.01 m below their danger mark of 131.07 m and 118.87 m, respectively, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement issued today.

Three other lakes - Upper Vaitarna, Vehar and Bhatsa, in the vicinity of the city, are on the verge of overflowing if the rains continue unabated.

Upper Vaitarna is flowing 0.03 m below the danger mark of 603.51 m, Vehar lake is flowing at 0.75 m above the danger mark of 72.70 m while Bhatsa lake is flowing 0.30 m below the red mark of 142.07 m, BMC added.


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