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Gangapur dam fills to 40%

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Nashik: Water levels in 17 out of total 24 reservoirs in Nashik district have gone up thanks to incessant rains in the area since July 6.
However, remaining seven water reservoirs — Punegaon, Teesgaon, Bhojapur, Chankapur, Kelzar, Nagasakya and Manikpunj — are still dry due to deficit rains in their catchment areas.

In good news for Nashikites, the water stock in the Gangapur dam has gone up from 13 per cent to 40 per cent at 2253 tmcft, Darna dam 51 per cent at 3628 tmcft, Bhavli 53% at 753 tmcft, Kadwa 28% at 472 tmcft and the Nandur Madhyameshwar barrage 66% at 169 tmcft with the discharge of water at the rate of 300 cusecs, a district administration official said on Wednesday.

Other reservoirs like Kashyapi, Gautami and Alandi are also filled up to 34 per cent, he said. Out of total 24 reservoirs in the north Maharashtra district, seven are major and 17 are of medium capacity. In the 16 reservoirs, the water stock has gone up to 18 per cent, according to the official.

Earlier, district collector Suraj Mandhare had inspected areas along the riverside of Godavari and had given instructions to civic officials citing floods. Mandhare had also visited flood-prone areas of Chandori and Saikheda to review preparedness of the administration.
The official said that 15 talukas in Nashik district have received cumulative rainfall of 4767.2 mm between June 1 and July 10 in comparison to the previous year’s 3706 mm.

Igatpuri has recorded ther maximum rainfall of 73.0/1151.0 mm in the district so far. On Wednesday, the district has received 184.6 mm rainfall with Trimbakeshwar and Igatpuri talukas recording highest 87.0 mm and 73.0 mm rains respectively, followed by Peth 8.2 mm, Surgana 7.2 mm, Chandwad 4.0 mm, Kalwan 2.0 mm, Niphad and Dindori 1.0 mm. Talukas of Sinnar, Deola, Yeola, Nandgaon, Malegaon and Baglan reported no rains yesterday.

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