Mumbai, a bustling metropolis on the western coast of India, heavily relies on seven reservoirs for its water supply. In a recent update, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) shared heartening news that the collective water stock in these reservoirs has now reached an encouraging 75.54%. This article explores the current water situation in Mumbai and provides an overview of the water levels in each reservoir.
As of the latest data provided by the BMC, the total water stock in the seven reservoirs stands at 10,70,842 million liters, equivalent to 73.99% of their capacity. This figure indicates a significant improvement in the city’s water situation, bringing relief to the residents amidst the ongoing rainfall.
Among the seven reservoirs, Modak Sagar lake was the first to overflow, occurring on July 27 at 10.52 pm, as reported by the BMC. The subsequent overflowing of Tulsi lake also added to the water stock due to heavy rains in the city and its suburbs earlier in July.
The city’s water needs are primarily fulfilled by drawing water from seven reservoirs. Each reservoir plays a crucial role in meeting Mumbai’s ever-growing demand for water.
1. Tansa: The Tansa reservoir currently holds water at an impressive 99.18% of its capacity.
2. Modak Sagar: With a 100% water stock, Modak Sagar is operating at full capacity, further contributing to the city’s water availability.
3. Middle Vaitarna: This reservoir holds 89.51% of its capacity, ensuring a substantial water supply to Mumbai.
4. Upper Vaitarna: The water stock at Upper Vaitarna stands at 49.79%, indicating the need for further rainfall to replenish its levels.
5. Bhatsa: With 66.38% of water, Bhatsa reservoir continues to support the city during the current rainfall season.
6. Vihar: Vihar reservoir boasts a full capacity of 100%, bolstering the overall water stock in Mumbai.
7. Tulsi: The Tulsi reservoir, like Vihar, is also at 100% capacity, securing a significant water source for the city.
The experts at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecasted “moderate spells of rain” in the vibrant city of Mumbai and its surrounding suburbs.This forecast brings hope for further replenishment of the reservoirs in the coming days.
The BMC has also issued tidal information.Mumbai is anticipating the arrival of two high tides – one around 4.03 meters at 10.13 am and another approximately 3.47 meters at 9.56 pm. Later in the day, at 4.07 pm, a low tide of about 2.21 meters is also expected. The city is keeping a close eye on these tidal movements.
In the last 24 hours, the island city, eastern, and western suburbs of Mumbai received an average rainfall of 12.12 mm, 17.07 mm, and 17.34 mm, respectively, according to the BMC’s data.
The rise in water levels in Mumbai’s reservoirs to 73.99% is a positive sign for the city’s water supply amid the ongoing rainfall. As weather forecasts predict moderate rainfall, there is hope for further improvement in the water stock. The BMC continues to monitor the situation closely to ensure a steady supply of water to the residents of Mumbai.