MUMBAI: Even as rain subsided in Mumbai over the weekend and in most parts of the state, a yellow alert has been issued for the city for Monday. Besides, two more deaths in rain-related incidents – one each in Jalgaon and Amravati districts – were reported on Sunday, taking the toll in Maharashtra so far this season to 104, said a government disaster management cell’s report. However, the wet spell in the city over the past two weeks has brough much cheer as lake levels are now at 82% of the required quantum, with three lakes having already overflowed.
There was no significant rain in the city on Sunday, but the IMD has issued a yellow alert for Monday, indicating heavy rains at isolated places.
The heavy spell of rain has ensured that the July average of 855 mm for the city is met. The total rainfall recorded by the IMD Colaba and Santacruz observatory now stands at 1,204mm and 1,427mm, respectively, which is above normal for both the observatories.
The cumulative stock in the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai stood at 11.88 lakh million litres (82%) on Sunday. The lakes need to have 14.47 lakh million litres of water in them till October 1, for the city to see no water cuts. This year, the total water stock in the seven lakes is already much higher compared to the last two years on the same day. In 2021, total water stock stood at 2.26 lakh million litres or just 18% of the required quantum, while in 2020, it was at 26%.
Meanwhile, flood water in Gadchiroli district has receded, but Godavari and Indravati rivers were flowing above the danger mark.