WATER LEVEL LAKE TRAVIS – 5 FACTS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
6th January 2020
Water level lake Travis, The Brihanmumbai Metropolitan Municipality on Thursday warned about the impending water crisis in Mumbai with the lowering of water levels and water levels in the lakes, and the civic body utilizing its water reserves, which is in July- Will last till the end, IANS reported.
The agency quoted the BMC statement as saying, “The civil administration has made arrangements to supply water to the citizens by the end of July.” “Everyone is requested to cooperate and citizens should use the water carefully.”
As of Thursday, the amount of water left in all the lakes was 71,574 million liters (4.95%).
The comparable figure last year was 270,668 million liters (18.70%), while in 2017 it was 351,081 million liters (24.26%). This indicates a major shortage that the citizens are facing this year.
BMC said that its round-the-year supply required at least 1,447,363 million liters.
Mumbai’s water supply comes from seven reservoirs: Modak Sagar, Tansa Lake, Vihar Lake, Tulsi Lake, Upper Baitaran, Bhatsa, and Madhya Veteran. From 24 June, water supply from the upper Vaitarana lake was shut down as the water level went below zero. Supplies from Central Vaitarana ceased from 17 June, while Bhatsa Lake was drawing water below the lowest limit. The water level in lakes like Modak Sagar, Tansa, Weehar, and Chhoti Tulsi Lake has also touched the lower level of the rock. IANS reported that Powai Lake water is used only for industrial purposes.
Chief Engineer of BMC’s Hydraulic Engineering Department, Ashok Tewadia, said that there is currently enough water in the lakes which by the end of July, PTI reported. “Any decision regarding water reductions will be taken by senior officials of BMC after consultations with Indian Meteorological Department officials,” Tewadia was quoted as saying.
An unidentified senior civic official said that due to the absence of rain, only 5% of the water left in the water supply reservoirs in Mumbai. “This has prompted the civil administration to use the water reserves for supplies,” the official told PTI. “But we need not panic as we have sufficient water reserves, which will remain till the end of July. ”He also said that if there is no rain in the next few weeks, there will be problems. water level lake Travis
The India Meteorological Department had announced that the monsoon will officially hit Mumbai on June 25. However, the city, by contrast, saw dry and humid weather.
A report by the central government think tank NITI Aayog states that 21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020. By 2030, 40% of Indians will have no drinking water facilities.
With the onset of rains, the water level of the Tehri Dam lake has also increased by about nine meters, due to which THDC can generate more power in the coming days. The water level has reached RL 750.20 m.
The water level of the Tehri Dam lake decreases considerably during the summer season, due to which THDC has to face problems in power generation. The water level has increased by nine meters due to the rain that started in July. By the end of June, the water level of the lake had reached RL 741 meters. Despite this, the water level has started increasing gradually. The water level has reached RL 750.20 meters on Tuesday. 392 cumecs of water from the Bhagirathi river, 149 from Bhilangana and 108 tributaries from the tributaries, the Gadars, are coming into the lake, while about 179 cumecs of water are being released from the lake towards the river by 5 pm. Now with the increase in water level, THDC will be able to increase power generation in the coming days. At the same time, due to the non-displacement of a long time, the problems of the dam affected people will increase. Around 415 families around the lake area have been identified for rehabilitation. Despite years of rehabilitation, the affected people have not been rehabilitated. Currently, five million units of electricity are being produced. The government has allowed THDC to fill the water level of the lake RL 830 meters. water level lake Travis
For the last few years, the declining water level of Naini jheel has been a challenge for the district administration/government. While the water level of the lake falls in the tourist town, where tourism is adversely affected, the drinking water supply of the city is also being affected. Also, the aquatic organisms of the lake also have a bad effect. The water level of the lake has decreased to 1.42 feet this year due to no rain and snowfall in winter. Except for 2016 and 2017, March is the lowest level in the last four decades.
Please tell that earlier the responsibility of maintenance of Naini jheel was with the PWD, which has now been handed over to the Irrigation Department. The department has records of 1977 relating to Naini jheel to date. Except in the year 1980, the water level of the lake never reached zero from 1977 to 2000. Due to low rainfall in 1980, the water level in May and June was zero. But as soon as the rains started in early July, the lake started filling up. Apart from this, in 1978, the minimum water level was 1.3 feet in May and in 1985 in June the minimum was 1.9 feet. Apart from this, the average water level in March was 6 to 10 feet while in May and June it was 4 to 9 feet. Even after the year 2000, the water level has reached zero in May. Later, after the local and monsoon rains, it came back to its old form.
The last two years have been the most hostile in the golden history of Nain jheel. In the year 2016, the water level of the lake reached zero on 16 February, whereas in the year 2017, the water level of the lake reached zero on 12 February. On 25 March this year, the water level of Nainijil is 1.42 feet.