Pune Faces Severe Water Shortage Risk with Only 5.71 TMC Left in Khadakwasla Dams, Rainfall in June Crucial

Pune Water Crisis: Water Release For Rural Areas Stopped From Khadakwasla Dam

Pune Faces Severe Water Shortage Risk with Only 5.71 TMC Left in Khadakwasla Dams, Rainfall in June Crucial

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Pune might face severe water shortage issues if it does not receive adequate rainfall in the first two weeks of June. Out of the four dams of the Khadakwasla project, which supply drinking water to the city of Pune, there is only 5.71 TMC of water left at present.

28 May, 2024

Pune- Currently, there is only 5.71 TMC of water left in the four dams that come under the Khadakwasla project, which supplies drinking water to the city of Pune. The amount of water shortage in these projects is 19.59 percent. This water shortage is 1.74 TMC less as compared to last year. This has created the risk of Pune residents facing acute water shortage unless the rainfall proves to be adequate in the early weeks of June.

Last year’s available water storage was 25.54 TMC, if we compare the percentage of last year’s available water storage on this date, this year’s storage has decreased by 5.95 percent. Temghar, Varasgaon, Panshet, and Khadakwasla are four dams that come under the Khadakwasla project which supplies water to Pune city. The total usable water storage in these dams together is 29.15 TMC. Out of this, only 5.71 TMC of water is left at present.

This has affected the maintenance cost of societies as they are spending quite a lot to quench their thirst for water. Since the water supply from the municipal corporation is insufficient and at low pressure, societies are forced to depend on private tankers which have increased their maintenance and the financial calculations of the residents have collapsed.