Water Levels In Dams That Supply Water To Pune Increase Despite Deficit In Rainfall

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Pune 10th July 2023: Despite experiencing a delayed arrival of the rainy season in the second week of July, the dams supplying water to Pune have shown significant improvements in their water levels as the ghat areas have recorded a good rainfall in the last few days.


June proved to be an exceptionally dry month for Pune, with the city and its district reporting a deficit of over 33 percent in rainfall. However, the monsoon gained momentum in the last week of June, and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted above-average rainfall for July throughout the state.


According to officials, the cumulative rainfall in the district reached 171.2 mm, which falls short of the usual average of 235.1 mm. The IMD’s short-term forecast consistently predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in the ghats surrounding Pune. Consequently, areas like Lonavala, Lavale, and others experienced substantial rain showers, while the city itself remained relatively dry. Nevertheless, these rain showers have resulted in a significant rise in water levels at the dams supplying water to Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, showcasing a year-on-year increase.


Pawana Dam, that supplies water to Pimpri Chinchwad is filled upto 24.83 % of its capacity compared to last year’s 20.57 %. Similarly, Khadakwasla Dam is filled upto 51.12% of its capacity compared to 42.12% recorded last year, Panshet Dam is filled upto 26.0 % compared to 23.65% recorded last year, Warasgaon Dam is filled upto 25.51% of its capacity compared to19.61% recorded last year and Temghar Dam is filled upto 13.03 % of its capacity compared to 4.03 % recorded last year.