Pune, 26th June 2023: The water levels in the dams of the Khadakwasla chain, which are crucial for supplying water to Pune city, have experienced a significant increase as of 5 pm today. This rise in water levels can be attributed to the recent rainfall, bringing much-needed relief to the region. The Khadakwasla Dam, Panshet Dam, Warasgaon Dam, and Temghar Dam collectively contribute to the water supply of Pune city.
Currently, the total combined water storage of the four dams in the Khadakwasla chain stands at 4.16 TMC, approximately 14.27% of their total capacity. In comparison, during the same period last year, the dams held 2.85 TMC, accounting for 9.79% of their total capacity.
The increase in water levels is a positive development for Pune city’s water supply, as it helps alleviate concerns regarding water scarcity and ensures a more stable water supply in the upcoming months. However, authorities continue to emphasize the importance of water conservation and urge residents to use water judiciously.
As the monsoon season progresses, the Pune Municipal Corporation and related agencies will closely monitor the water levels in the dams. This diligent monitoring aims to ensure an adequate and sustainable water supply to meet the city’s needs. The authorities remain committed to efficiently managing the available water resources and implementing measures to mitigate any potential water shortage situations.
While the increased water levels bring temporary relief, it is crucial for both the authorities and residents to maintain a proactive approach towards water conservation. Simple practices such as fixing leakages, using water-efficient appliances, and practicing responsible water usage can collectively contribute to preserving this valuable resource.