MIRACLE! 228 MCFT water missing from Gangapur dam

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Water stock depletes by five per cent without discharge

Nitin Pawar
Nashik: The babus working at the government offices across the country are well known for their negligent behaviours and blunders that they make. Nahikites have witnessed one more such blunder, on September 3, the district administration informed through a press release that the Gangapur dam is 101 per cent full.

Notably, 24 hours later on September 4, the district administration issued another press release informing that the water stock in the dam depleted by five per cent. Ironically, the five per cent drop in the water stock was recorded without discharging water from the dam.

Meanwhile, in a bid to goof up the issue resident collector Ramdas Khedkar said that it was a print mistake by one of the officials. The district has been receiving heavy showers at regular intervals in the past couple of weeks.

As a result, major dams and catchment areas in the district have recorded a remarkable increase in the water stock. From June 1 to September 4, the district has received 12,578.8 mm rainfall which is 82.75 per cent of the average rainfall recorded in the district.

Meanwhile, with the 96 per cent water stock in Gangapur dam, it is now certain that there will not be any water problems for Nashik till the onset of the next monsoon. Ironically, since the past four days, the city and the district have been receiving low rainfall.

Interestingly, in past one week, the catchment area of Gangapur dam has also recorded mere downpour. Surprisingly, in spite of that on Monday, September 3, the district administration issued the daily water stock report in the dams which mentioned that the Gangapur dam is 101 per cent full.

Ironically, on September 4, the administration released another report in which the water stock in the dam had reduced by five per cent and that too without discharging any water.
Interestingly, while responding to a query about the issue, resident collector Ramdas Khedkar said, “One of the officials of irrigation department who was on duty at the disaster management control room has been transferred.

Actually, the transferred official did not give a proper handover to the new officer. Apart from the blunder is a print mistake and the officials did not verify the same. However, the daily dam stock issued on September 4, is updated and we have initiated an inquiry into the issue.”

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