Water sources of Mumbai
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Mumbai controls several dams in Shahpur taluk (Thane district) that deliver water to the city. The Western Ghats trap most of the moisture laden monsoon clouds which feed these dammed rivers. Currently, these dams deliver approximately 3.4 billion litres of water to Mumbai daily. Here are the dams supplying the city the water it needs to survive:
|Dam ||Year ||Capacity
|Overflow Level |
|Tansa Lake||1892 to 1925||144,000||128.63|
Tansa and Vaitarna dams supply the southern region of Mumbai, while the rest supply the suburbs. An underground tank in Malabar Hills is used to store the water.
- ^ Mumbai City Development Plan 2005-25 ""
- ^ Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai ""
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- ^ Bharucha, Nauzer K.; Pinto, Richa (15 September 2016). "This Bhandup complex is source of safe drinking water to the city". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 January 2023.