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Heavy rains bring relief to Mumbai as Tulsi lake overflows

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

In a major relief to Mumbai, Tulsi lake, one of the seven lakes quenching the city's thirst, started overflowing today, after heavy rains in the metropolis and adjoining area, bringing relief to residents.

has also received over 50 per cent of the season's average rainfall in the last 20 days itself, a BMC said.

The Tulsi began overflowing this morning, he said. Last year, it had started overflowing on August 14, the added.

The other six lakes which supply water to are Vihar, Tansa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Modak Sagar and Bhatsa. The seven lakes cater to Mumbai's daily water requirement.

The water quantum in the seven lakes supplying water to the city stood at 5.50 lakh million litres today, the said.

The total water stock in the lakes need to be over 14 lakh million litres to suffice the city's needs for the year.

Tulsi and Vihar lakes are located in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park here. Tulsi is among the smallest lakes supplying water to

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 21:50 IST