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Over 18,000 cusecs of water released from Khadakwasla dam as heavy rains lash Pune and adjoining areas

Heavy rainfall in the city since past 24 hours has resulted in rising water levels in all dams. 

pune Updated: Jul 16, 2018 23:13 IST
Jui Dharwadkar
Jui Dharwadkar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Water released from Khadakwasla dam in Pune on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Pune

With Khadakwasla is 100 per cent full,with 18,491 cusecs of water released from the dam into the Mutha river on Monday evening.

The dam authorities discharged 2000 cusecs water in the morning which went up to 18,491 cusecs by 6pm in the evening.

On Monday, Pune received 38 mm rainfall from 8.30am to 5.30pm while the rainfall recorded from 8.30pm to on Sunday to 8.30am Monday was 26.6 mm. The total rainfall recorded by Pune in 24 hours was 64.6mm.

As per data received from officials of Pune Flood Control, with heavy rainfall reported at Khadakwasla since Sunday night a total of 3424 cusecs of water wasreleased from the dam on Monday at 10am while 5136 cusecs was released in the Mutha river at 1pm. Officials said that as of Monday afternoon, a total of 10,000 cusecs of water was released from Khadakwasla dam while by 6pm 18491 cusecs of water was released into Mutha river from the dam.Officials from Pune Flood control department said that till Monday evening, rainfall recorded at Khadakwasla was 33 mm.

Speaking about the other major dams in Pune, officials from flood control department said,“With incessant rains, most dam levels are seen rising fast with Khadakwasla being 100 percent full.

Till Monday evening, Temghar recorded a rainfall of 69 mm and had a water storage of 51.50 percent. Warasgaon recorded rainfall of 95 mm and the water storage was 50.39 percent while Panshet recorded rainfall of 76mm while water storage was recorded to be 77.40 percent.”

As per data available withe the Maharashtra Water Resource Department, as of July 16, all dams in Pune were reported to have a collective live water storage of 51.86 percent while last year it was reported to be 34.47 percent during the same time. The collective live water storage in only the major reservoirs in Pune is presently 55.98 percent while last year it was 35.69 percent."

According to officials with heavy rains since Sunday night, water levels in most dams are rising fast.

"On Monday morning, Khadakwasla dam reached 100 percent of its live storage capacity while last year during the same time, Khadakwasla was just 36.65 percent full. The percentage of live water storage in Panshet dam as on July 16 is 77.40 percent while last year during the same time it was 56.07 percent," said the officials.

Among the other dams, live storage is Warasgaon dam was reported to be 50.39 percent on Monday, while last year it was 30.82 percent, Temghar dam recorded live water storage of 51.50 percent while last year it was 19.11 percent.

First Published: Jul 16, 2018 23:12 IST