Question: How many dams are there in Mumbai?

Mumbai one of the most populous city of the world quenches it’s thirst from 7 lakes/dams which supply fresh water. The 4 dams situated in the outskirts of Mumbai. These 4 dams are Vaitarna, Tansa, Bhatsa and Modak Sagar. The other three 3 lakes are located in Mumbai itself.

Which dam supplies water to Mumbai?

Mumbai receives its drinking water supply from Upper Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Tansa, Middle Vaitarna, Bhatsa, Vihar, and Tulsi lakes. BMC supplies 3,850 million litres of water per day to the city.

How many dams are in Maharashtra?

Maharashtra has around 1820 notable dams in the state across different rivers, Koyna Dam is currently the largest dam in terms of height followed by Bhatsa Dam and Middle Vaitarna Dam.

Where does Mumbai get its water from?

Water sources of Mumbai

Dam Year Capacity (Million Litres)
Modak Sagar (Lower Vaitarna) 1957 128,925
Tansa Lake 1892 to 1925 144,000
Vihar Lake 1860 27,000
Tulsi Lake 1879 8,000

Which is the biggest dam in the India?

Large Dam

# Name River
1 Tehri Dam Bhagirathi
2 Lakhwar Dam Yamuna
3 Idukki (Eb)/Idukki Arch Dam Periyar
4 Bhakra Dam Satluj

Are lakes full in Mumbai?

Lakes providing water to Mumbai are Upper Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Tansa, Middle Vaitarna, Bhatsa, Vihar and Tulsi. Mumbai receives freshwater supplies from various lakes and dams.

Latest Update On Water Levels of Mumbai Dams & Lakes.

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LAKE U. Vaitarna
Total Rainfall in mm 1769.0
LAKE Tansa
Present Level ML 143534
Actual Capacity ML 145080

Are all lakes full in Mumbai?

According to BMC’s data, Vihar Lake that is located inside Mumbai was over 61% full followed by another lake inside the city- Tulsi Lake was 74% full. Last year at this time, both Tulsi and Vihar had a mere 67% and 41% of water level.

Who is biggest dam in Maharashtra?

Largest Dam of Maharashtra – perfect… – Koyna Dam

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Can you drink the water in Mumbai?

Can You Drink Tap Water in Mumbai? No, tap water is not drinkable. According to WHO data, 93% of India cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

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