Modak Sagar

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Modak Sagar
Location Thane, Maharashtra
Coordinates 19°41′32″N 73°20′39″E / 19.692294°N 73.344284°E / 19.692294; 73.344284Coordinates: 19°41′32″N 73°20′39″E / 19.692294°N 73.344284°E / 19.692294; 73.344284
Type reservoir, fresh water
Basin countries India
Water volume 16,500,000,000 imp gal (0.075 km3)
Surface elevation 80.42 m (263.8 ft)
Settlements Mumbai

Modak Sagar is a lake located in Thane district on the Vaitarna River. It has an overflow level of 163.15 meters, making it the second largest of the lakes supplying water to the city of Mumbai.[1][2]

History[edit]

Access[edit]

The Dam premises are protected by the state government. Access is only for officials from the BMC, however if you wish to see the dam you need to take permission from their head office at VT(now CST). [3]

Hydrology and dam features[edit]

Flora and fauna[edit]

The lake is home to crocodiles that inhabit the shallow waters near its coast

Limnology[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Overflowing Modak Sagar to fill Vihar". DNA. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Modak Sagar". mydestination.com. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  3. ^ based on our last visit to that place