17 dams in district get overflow
Nashik: This monsoon season Nashik district was over blessed with good rains. The district received heavy rains in July end and August. The dam catchment areas are receiving heavy rainfall. The constant rains in these areas have made 17 dams out of the 24 dams in the district overflow.
Meanwhile, the water discharge has been started from around 20 dams. The rivers in the district are flowing with the high water level. The total water storage in the district dams has reached 97 per cent. Last year it was only 79 per cent. Though district received a good rainfall last year, the district saw a drought situation in April, May and June. The government had to announce the district tehsils drought-hit.
However, after June end the district received very heavy rainfall which lasted till August end. The tehsils like Trimbakeshwar, Igatpuri, Peth and Surgana received a record break rainfall. The dam catchment area especially received very heavy rains, which resulted in dams like Gangapur, Darana, Mukane, Bhavali overflowing. Jayakwadi dam has already 99 per cent water storage. The water discharge in dams will continue if the district receives constant rains.
Girana at 95%
The biggest dam in North Maharashtra, Girana, has filled with 95 per cent of its total capacity. The capacity of the Girana Dam is about 18 TMC. Only eight times in the last fifty years, this dam has been filled with 100 per cent of its capacity. This year there are signs that it may get filled with its full capacity.