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Maha: Heavy rains over 4 days filling up major dams in Nashik


Press Trust of India Nashik
Heavy rains over the past four days in Nashik region had led to water in Gangapur Dam reaching 74 per cent of storage capacity, an official said on Sunday.
The dam has a total capacity of 5,630 million cubic feet (MCFT), he said.
He said residents along the banks of Godavari river have been alerted that water from Gangapur Dam could be released any time now into the river.
The official informed that Darna Dam in Igatpuri tehsil in the district was now 87 per cent full, forcing the irrigation department to release 16,598 cubic foot per second (cusec) of water in the Darna river.
"Bhavali Dam is 100 per cent full and we have had to release 1,218 cusec of water to maintain the level," he said.
The official said four medium dams, namely Manikpunj, Nagasakya, Punegaon and Tisgaon, are still dry.
"Barring Igatpuri, Trimbakeshwar, Peint, Surgana and Nashik tehsils, the remaining 10 tehsils in the district are facing deficit rainfall so far this monsoon," he informed.

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First Published: Jul 28 2019 | 4:00 PM IST

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