• Mumbai Rains effect: After Modak Sagar, now Tansa lake overflows

    mid-day online correspondentMumbaiJul 18, 2017, 20:24 IST

    Mumbai Rains effect: After Modak Sagar, now Tansa lake overflowsTansa lake. Pic/mid-day video screengrab

    Tansa, a lake supplying potable water to the City of Mumbai started overflowing on Tuesday (July 18, 2017) from 4.55 p.m. onwards.

    Last year, this lake was started overflowing on 2 nd August, 2016 from 2.10 a.m. onwards.

    Modak Sagar was first lake to overflow this year. Modak Sagar, which supplies 1.28 lakh million litres of water to Mumbai daily, started to overflow on Saturday.

    Tansa, whose full supply level is 128.6 metres, was less than a metre away from its overflow mark on Sunday. Tansa lake contributes 455 million litres of water daily.

    Mumbai needs 14.50 lakh million litres for the entire year and around 3,750 million litres of water is supplied daily to the city.

    There are 7 lakes that supply water to Mumbai. They are Bhatsa Lake (built in 1983), Upper Vaitarna (built in 1973), Middle Vaitarna (built in 2012), Tansa Lake (built in 1925), ModakSagar Lake (built in 1957), Tulsi Lake (built in 1879) and Vihar Lake (built in 1860).

    Five of these lakes—Modak Sagar, Tansa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna and Bhatsa—are in Nashik and the neighbouring districts. The two smallest lakes—Tulsi and Vihar—situated in Mumbai.

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