Dams waiting for long spells of rain

10% Stock, No Water Cut As Yet
A few days of good rain for the city, but there has been no long spell in the catchment areas of the four dams that supply water to Pune. The collective water stock in the dams dropped to 10% on Sunday .These dams as of Sunday hold 3.09 TMC water stock which is about 1.26 TMC more than last year’s. Sources in the state irrigation department, said the department would “wait and watch“ for the next few days despite little rain in the catchments areas.

While the stock in Temghar and Varasgaon have not increased from zero per cent, stock in Panshet was recorded at 2.64 TMC. Water in Khadakwasla has dropped to 0.45 TMC.

Sources said Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar did not record spells of rain in the last 24 hours. The season’s total rainfall in the catchment of every dam was still below 10mm mark, they said.

The city requires about 1.4 TMC water every month. Sources in Pune Municipal Corporation said the administration will have to take a call on curtailing of water supply in the city if rainfall remains subdued in the catchment areas. The civic administration has not imposed water cuts for the city this summer claiming enough stock of water in the reservoirs.

“Dams still have 1.26 TMC more water than last year.There is no need to panic. We are hoping for good spells of rain in the catchment areas in the next few days,“ PMC sources said.

Last year, during the same period four dams collectively had 1.83 TMC water stock. However, stock in the dams had reached the maximum capacities following heavy spells of rain in the last week of June.

Source : TOI