Reservoir levels go up by 32% in a single day
The catchments of lakes that supply water to the city received on Saturday 32% of the rainfall from the start of the monsoon till Friday . Thus, in one day , the total water stock of all seven lakes increased from 119,259 to 157,460 million litres.The final quantity is still half of what it was on July 3 last year (329,855 million litres). A civic official said the forecast is good for the next few days and lake levels are likely to go up. Mumbai continues with a 20% water cut, imposed last October.
BMC officials say the lakes receive most of their rainfall in the July-August period. The civic authority usually decides the city’s water strategy on October 1 by looking at lake levels after the formal end of the monsoon. Meanwhile, water levels in all reservoirs supplying drinking water to Navi Mumbai have gone up because of heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours. While Barvi got 188mm–the highest in a single day–Morbe’s volume has increased by 4 million cubic meters. Navi Mumbai got around 60mm rainfall on Sunday , leading to waterlogging and tree falls in several areas.
In Mumbai, after two days of heavy rain, there were intermittent light showers on Sunday .The meteorological department has forecast similar conditions, along with heavy rain in some areas, for the next few days.
Two men drown in Bhandup, Goregaon
A 25-year-old man drowned at Shivaji Talav, Bhandup, and a middle-aged man in Vihar lake, Goregaon (East), on Sunday. The 25-year-old was declared dead in hospital. A search is on for the other man