Mumbai Lake Levels At 21.67% On July 10; Overcast Skies, Light Showers In Parts Of City

The collective water stock in the seven reservoirs is now at 3,13,628 million litres till 6:00 am on Wednesday.

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Mumbai woke up to overcast skies on Wednesday with light rains in some parts of the western suburbs. Road traffic was normal with no major snarls anywhere and the local trains, considered the lifeline of Mumbai, were also on schedule barring a few delays, as per authorities.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai centre predicted a cloudy sky with intermittent moderate to heavy rain spells in the next 24 hours, a civic official said.

After more than 300 mm of rainfall in just six hours on Monday, the country's financial capital witnessed intermittent light showers since Tuesday morning. Skies were overcast on Wednesday morning and there were light showers in some western parts of the city.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the useful water stock in reservoirs supplying water to the metropolis has increased to 21.67%, which was 24.93% on this day in 2023 and 35.63% in 2022.

The collective water stock in the seven reservoirs is now at 3,13,628 million litres till 6:00 am on July 10.

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Seven reservoirs, namely Bhatsa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Tansa, Modak Sagar, Vihar and Tulsi, supply 385 crore litres of potable water to the megapolis. To supply water to the entire Mumbai metropolitan city, the total useful water stock required is 14,47,363 million litres.

As per the latest BMC data, the water level in Tansa is at 45.03%. Modak Sagar is at 38.32%. The useful water stock in Middle Vaitarna is at 21.58% while Tulsi Lake is at 55.79% of its full capacity. Vihar Lake has a present stock of 39.81%.

Mumbai's Powai Lake began overflowing on Monday. The lake, which has a storage capacity of 545 crore litres, started overflowing at 4.45 am. However, the water from the lake is not potable and is used only for industrial purposes.

Mumbai Lake Levels On July 10

Mumbai witnessed overcast skies early on Tuesday but the rain took a break even as schools and colleges were closed following the weather office's warning of heavy showers.

There was no major waterlogging anywhere in the city and suburbs and road traffic was smooth while local trains -- considered the lifeline of the country's financial capital -- came back on track.

(With PTI inputs)