The Tulsi lake, one of many seven reservoirs supplying ingesting water to Mumbai, has overflowed because of incessant rains in Mumbai, together with its catchment space, in the previous couple of days, the civic physique stated on Tuesday.
The lake in suburban Mumbai began overflowing on Monday round midday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) stated in a launch.
Tulsi is among the smallest lakes in Mumbai, having a storage capability of 8,046 million litres.
Town will get 18 million litres of water from the lake every single day.
On account of rains within the catchment space of the Tulsi Lake in the previous couple of days, it has overflowed, stated a BMC official.
In keeping with the BMC, final 12 months the lake overflowed little early on July 12, and on July 9 in 2018, August 14 in 2017 and on July 19 in 2016.
The lake, inbuilt 1879, has a catchment space of 6.67 km and is positioned within the Sanjay Gandhi Nationwide Park, together with the Vihar Lake, which additionally provides water to the town.
When the Tulsi Lake overflows, its water goes into the Vihar Lake.
Aside from Tulsi and Vihar, the town receives water provide from Bhatsa, Tansa, decrease Vaitarna and Center Vaitarna dams all positioned in Thane district, and Higher Vaitarna dam positioned in Nashik district.
The Powai Lake, one other reservoir within the metropolis, overflowed earlier this month, however its water is just not used for ingesting, in accordance with the BMC official.