Incessant rains lash the district, 494 mm rainfall in 10 hours


Nashik: Incessant rains lashed Nashik district in North Maharashtra with 494 mm rainfall being recorded in just 10 hours yesterday, severely affecting normal life.

The rains however averted the prospect of re-sowing activity in the ongoing kharif season in the western belt of Nashik thus giving a big relief to farmers. The incessant rains severely lashed talukas of Igatpuri and Trimbak. It also made its presence felt in talukas of Nashik, Peth, Kalwan and Surgana during the last 24 hours.

The June rainfall has already crossed its average rainfall mark in five talukas of Nashik, Malegaon, Nandgaon, Surgana and Chandwad in the district. “494 mm rainfall was recorded today between 7 am and 5 pm in the district, with Nashik city recording 42 mm, Igatpuri 157 mm, Dindori 13 mm, Trimbakeshwar 120 mm, Peth 62 mm, Vadivarhe 42 mm, Taked 27 mm, Nandgaon 32 mm and Dhargaon 109 mm,” revealed official sources.

With the incessant rains in last 24 hours, the Gangapur dam, the main source of drinking water for the city, and its group reservoirs recorded an increase of 33 mcft of water stock.

In the holy town of Trimbakeshwar, the heavy showers exposed state of civic works as streets were flooded with water and water-logging was witnessed in many low-lying areas causing great inconvenience to devotees.