Pune reservoirs see slight increase in water levels amid early monsoon rains

Currently, the total water available in all reservoirs is 7.43%, compared to 8.09% on this date last year, indicating a decrease of 0.66%.
Pune reservoirs see slight increase in water levels amid early monsoon rains

Pune: The onset of monsoon rains in early June has led to a slight increase in water levels in Pune's reservoirs. As of now, the total water storage across all reservoirs stands at 14.73 TMC, marking a rise of 1.73 TMC in the last ten days. However, this is still 1.32 TMC less compared to the same period last year.

This year's monsoon started with rain in the first week of June, followed by a dry spell in the second week. Over the past two days, some parts of the district have started receiving rain again, contributing to the increase in reservoir levels. The situation in the district's reservoirs remains critical, with water levels significantly lower than last year. The usable water storage has hit a low, highlighting the urgent need for continued rainfall.

Currently, the total water available in all reservoirs is 7.43%, compared to 8.09% on this date last year, indicating a decrease of 0.66%. Last year, the reservoirs held 16.05 TMC of water on this date, while the current storage is 14.73 TMC, showing a reduction of 1.32 TMC.

The Tata group, which owns six reservoirs in the district (Mulshi, Thoklawadi, Shirota, Valvan, Lonavala, and Kundli), currently has a total useful storage of 7.98 TMC (18.67%) out of a capacity of 42.76 TMC. Notably, the Lonavala reservoir has a minimal storage of 0.01 TMC.

Available Water Storage in Major Reservoirs (in TMC):

  • Pavana: 1.62

  • Chas Kaman: 0.53

  • Bhama Askhed: 1.12

  • Andra: 0.71

  • Gunjawani: 0.36

  • Bhatghar: 1.47

  • Neera Deoghar: 1.06

  • Veer: 1.89

  • Manikdoh: 0.21

  • Yedgaon: 0.64

  • Dimbhe: 0.1

The weather forecast indicates that more rain is expected, which should help in replenishing the reservoirs further. Local authorities and residents remain hopeful for a better monsoon season ahead.

Enjoyed reading The Bridge Chronicle?
Your support motivates us to do better. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated with the latest stories.
You can also read on the go with our Android and iOS mobile app.

Related Stories

No stories found.
logo
The Bridge Chronicle
www.thebridgechronicle.com