Khadakwasla Dam Chain Holds Over 93% of Storage

Pune : Water holding capacity of Khadakwasla Dam reduced

Pune : Water holding capacity of Khadakwasla Dam reduced

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The vital Khadakwasla Dam chain, serving as a lifeline for Pune city’s water supply, has recently reported an impressive water accumulation of over 93% in four key dams: Khadakwasla, Panshet, Temghar, and Varasgaon.

An impressive total of 27.15 Thousand Million Cubic feet (TMC) – equivalent to a remarkable 93.17% water storage – has been amassed across the entirety of the Khadakwasla Dam chain’s four dams that play a pivotal role in sustaining Pune’s water needs.

Reports indicate that the state experienced abundant rainfall in June 2023. Subsequently, during the final two weeks of July, the dams of Temghar, Varasgaon, Panshet, and Khadakwasla – the primary water sources for Pune city – witnessed substantial rainfall in their respective areas. This rainy pattern continued into the month of August.

As of Sunday, August 27, until 5 o’clock in the evening, the cumulative water storage across all four dams stood at an impressive 27.15 TMC.

The specific breakdown of water storage percentages across the four dams of the Khadakwasla Dam chain is as follows:

  • Khadakwasla: 54.39%
  • Panshet: 100%
  • Varasgaon: 97.56%
  • Temghar: 77.18%

This encouraging update underscores the robustness of Pune’s water supply system, providing a positive outlook for the region’s water availability.

Shreyas Vange

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