Nashik: Following a rest for two days, rain returned to various parts of the district yesterday. 120 mm rainfall was registered from 8 am to 5 pm yesterday. However, it stayed away from 9 talukas in the district.
The water level in district dams increased after rainfall three days back. Monsoon has surpassed average rainfall in many talukas. Nashik city, Igatpuri, Trimbakeshwar, Peth, Yeola and Surgana talukas received steady rain since yesterday morning. 38 mm rainfall has been registered in Nashik taluka, whereas 20 mm rainfall has been registered in Igatpuri and 38 mm rainfall has been recorded at Trimbakeshwar. Peth taluka received 15.1 mm rainfall, while 3 mm of rain was recorded at Yeola. Surgana taluka received 6.4 mm of rain.
Three days back, 157 mm rainfall was recorded in Igatpuri taluka. However, rain turned its back to Dindori, Niphad, Sinnar, Chandwad, Deola, Nandgaon, Malegaon, Baglan and Kalvan talukas.
As rain crossed average figures in many talukas, farming related works have gathered momentum. It has helped in resolving drinking water problem. As Igatpuri and Trimbakeshwar talukas have important dams, water level in the dams has also increased. Water level in Gangapur group dam has increased by 3% during the period from June 24 to 26, whereas water level in other dams has increased by 2%. Gangapur dam group has 17% water stock currently.
Last year, 7 large and 17 medium dam projects had 2117 MCFt (3%) water stock. This time 9373 MCFt (14%) water stock is left. The district dams had 8423 MCFt water stock on June 24. It has increased to 9373 MCFt now. The water stock has increased by 1 TMC, informed irrigation department.