Pune: 22 Dams In District Overflowing With Water, Year-Long Worries Of Agriculture, Drinking Water Resolved

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Pune, 17th September 2022: As many as 22 dams have been filled to the brim due to the ongoing heavy rains in the catchment area of all the dams in the district. Therefore, the year-long concern of the citizens of Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and other rural areas for drinking water and water agriculture has been resolved. The Water Resources Department said that water is being released from all the dams which are filled to their full capacity.

There are as many as 26 dams in the Pune district. Out of the 22 dams are full and the remaining dams have accumulated satisfactory water storage. Temghar, Varasgaon, Panshet and Khadakwasla dams that supply water to the city are already 100 per cent full.


Bhama Askhed Dam is also 100 per cent full and some water is supplied to the eastern part of the city from this dam. Pavana Dam, which supplies water to Pimpri-Chinchwad city and its surroundings, is also full to the brim.


Among other dams in the district, Dimbhe, Visapur, Wadaj, Chilhewadi, Kalmodi, Chasakman, Vadivale, Andhra, Kasarsai, Mulshi, Gunjvani, Nira Deoghar, Bhatghar, Veer, Nazre and Ujni are 100 percent full. Hence, water is being released from these dams.


Pimpalgaon Joge, Manikdoh, Yedgaon and Ghod dams in the district are still not filled to their full capacity. Pimpalgaon Joge is 92 per cent, Manikdoh 80 per cent, Yedgaon 90 per cent, and Ghod Dam 95 per cent full. However, at present, water is being released from Pimpalgaon Joge and Ghod dams at a rate of 4,070 cusecs, informed the Water Resources Department.

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