Pune News : Friday rainfall sees increase in water levels at Khadakwasla dam

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By: Pune Pulse

September 9, 2023 

Pune: On Friday, the catchment area of the Khadakwasla dam chain, comprising Panshet, Varasgaon, Temghar, and Khadakwasla, experienced rainfall throughout the day.

According to records from the irrigation department, this resulted in a slight increase in the dam storage. Between 6am and 5pm, the four dams accumulated 25 mm of rainfall.

Presently, Khadakwasla dam holds 0.90 TMC (45.72%) of water storage, while Panshet has 10.58 TMC (99.41%), Varasgaon has 12.71 TMC (99.10%), and Temghar dam has 2.97 TMC (80.03%) of water storage.

Additionally, in the morning, the total storage in the four dams amounted to 27.15 TMC (93.13%). Furthermore, throughout the day, 1,005 cusecs of water were released for drinking purposes. Another 1,005 cusecs were released from the canal for agriculture. A total of 13 million cubic feet of water was collected within 11 hours.

For power generation, 600 cusecs of water have been released from the Varasgaon dam and an equal amount from the Panshet dam. These discharges combine to a total of 1,200 cusecs directly into the Khadakwasla dam. 

Madhupriya Dhanwate