2200 cusecs water released from Pavana dam, flood alert for areas along river bank

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Pimpri, August 30, 2020: Pavana Dam, which supplies water to Pimpri-Chinchwad city, has filled to its full capacity, and now a discharge of 2,200 cusecs of water has been started since 10 am this morning. Due to this, the villages along the Pavana river have been alerted by the administration. The Pavana dam catchment area has received 82 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.

For the first time this year, the dam has almost overflowed, and 2,200 cusecs of water is being discharged into the river. Pimpri-Chinchwad residents have been getting water supply for one time a day since last year.

Although the Pavana dam catchment area has received satisfactory rainfall for over a month, it is considered to be less than last year. From June 1 to August 30 this year, 1,543 mm of rainfall has been recorded. During the same period last year, 3,154 mm of rainfall was recorded in the said area. These figures show that this year’s rainfall in the Maval area is very low. In the last 24 hours, the dam’s water reserves have increased by 3.56 percent. Since June 1, the dam’s water level has risen by 62.71 percent.