Intensity of rain reduces in western belt

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Nashik : After rain has returned in state last week, most parts are receiving the rainfall. Following incessant rain in Nashik district since last three days, there is remarkable rise in water stock in the dams. The intensity of rain has however slightly reduced yesterday. 92 mm rainfall was recorded in the district yesterday. However, Konkan, central and north Maharashtra are receiving incessant rainfall since last four days.

The weather department has forecast heavy rains in Mumbai, Konkan and North Maharashtra for next two days. 246 mm rainfall was recorded in Nashik district on Saturday.

Highest 25.4 mm rainfall was recorded at Surgana yesterday. Followed by this 19.2 mm rainfall was recorded at Peth, whereas 5.5 mm rainfall was recorded at Nashik. Igatpuri received 10 mm rainfall, while Trimbakeshwar witnessed 8 mm rainfall. 9 mm rainfall was recorded at Dindori, whereas 5.2 mm rainfall received at Niphad. 1 mm rainfall was recorded at Sinnar, while Kalvan received 8 mm rainfall and 1 mm rainfall was recorded at Yeola. Chandwad, Baglan, Nandgaon and Malegaon talukas received no rain.

Following incessant rainfall in the district since last four days, there is remarkable rise in water stock in the district dams. There was 76% water stock in Gangapur dam due to incessant rainfall in the catchment area. Considering incessant rainfall, irrigation department started to discharge 2,000 cusecs of water since 8 am yesterday. As water level in Godavari has increased, district administration sounded an alert for villages which are downstream along the banks.

Current water stock in dams

Gangapur            74%

Darna                76%

Gautami               43%

Alandi                    44%

Mukne                  24%

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