Pune: Dams Have 6% Less Water Storage Than Last Year, Water Available Till August 15

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Pune, 14th May 2022: The Khadakwasla water supply project provides water to the Pune city. At present, about 30% of water is available for the city. This stock is 6% less than last year. 

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, 99 per cent rainfall is expected this year and if it arrives on time, Pune residents will not face any drinking water problems.

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In the Khadakwasla project, Varasgaon dam has 31 per cent of the total water which is equal to 3.97 TMC, while Panshet has 32.69 per cent (3.48 TMC), Temghar has 11.22 per cent (0.42 TMC) and Khadakwasla have 37.15 per cent (0.73 TMC) of stock is available for the year. 

The total reserves of this project are 297.74 million cubic meters and the usable water reserves are 243.55 million cubic meters. During the same period last year, water storage in the dams was 36.29 per cent (10.58 TMC).

Currently, the third cycle is underway for summer crops from Khadakwasla Dam. This will further reduce the water demand. However, the Water Resources Department is planning in such a way that citizens of Pune will get water by August 15.

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