Mula River (India)
Mula River as viewed from Harris Bridge
|- left||Pawana River|
|- right||Mutha River|
|Landmarks||Mulshi Dam, Pune City|
|- location||Pune District, Pune, Sahyadri|
The Mula is a river in Pune, India. It is dammed near the Western Ghats at the Mulshi Dam that forms the Mulshi Lake. Further downstream, in Pune city, it merges with the Pawana River on the left bank and Mutha River on the right bank to form the Mula-Mutha river, which later meets the Bhima River.
Pollution and flooding
In 2010, areas surrounding the river experienced flash floods due to high levels of pollution and garbage dumped into the river.
The College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) holds an annual boating festival at the river near its premises. In 2012, it was found that the river was not navigable from Khadki to CoEP because the Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited had obstructed the flow of the river by constructing a mud path to lay a pipeline.
Due to high levels of pollution, including 125 MLD of untreated sewerage water being discharged into the river by the Pune Municipal Corporation, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has classified the water quality to be of Class-IV.
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