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After Tulsi, Modak Sagar lake overflows

Here is some good news. With continuous rain in its catchment area, Modak Sagar, one of the lakes that supply water to Mumbai, overflowed on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2011 01:17 IST
HT Correspondent

Here is some good news. With continuous rain in its catchment area, Modak Sagar, one of the lakes that supply water to Mumbai, overflowed on Wednesday.

Of the six lakes supplying water to the city, Modak Sagar has become the second lake to overflow after Tulsi on Thursday monsoon.

Situated in the Thane district, Modak Sagar, one of the larger lakes, supplies around 550 million litres (ml) of water to the city on daily basis.

“These are good signs for the city, The catchment areas of all the six lakes — Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarana and Bhatsa — have been receiving continuous rainfall for the past one week, which is why the lakes have started to overflow,” explained an official from the civic hydraulic department.

Most of the lakes are located in Thane district.

This means that the current water stocks in all the six lakes will collectively suffice for at least 157 days (or a little over five months) to the city, the official said.

Considering the heavy rainfall in the catchment areas, water cuts will not be needed, added the official.