Energy & Environment

Rains in Mumbai flood Tulsi lake, which supplies drinking water to the city

Mumbai rains

Following heavy rains in the city and suburbs, the Tulsi lake, one of the seven reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai, overflowed on Thursday. Powai lake, another reservoir in the heart of Mumbai, started overflowing earlier this month, but its water is not for drinking.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said the Tulsi lake, located in the densely forested Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), overflowed at 1.25 am on Thursday.

Citizens have been experiencing 10% water cuts since the beginning of this month.

It has a storage capacity of 8,046 million litres and provides 18 million litres of water daily to Mumbai. The lake is the smallest of the seven reservoirs that provide potable water to the city.

Due to heavy rains in Mumbai in the last few days, the lake overflowed today, a civic official said, adding the water body has overflowed earlier than in 2022.

In the SGNP, the Tulsi lake overflows into the Vihar lake.

As well as Tulsi and Vihar, the city receives water from Bhatsa, Tansa, Lower and Middle Vaitarna reservoirs in Thane and Upper Vaitarna dam in Nashik.

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