Saturday, July 10, 2010
This Monsoon Mumbaikars are rejoicing and happily welcoming the heavy rains,hoping against hope for a better year ahead as far as the water needs are concerned.
But mind,i am not pessimistic, but feel one should see the reality and analyse the fact. And then make a judgement.
Total Rainfall so far, as on Saturday,10th. July Morning:
Colaba: 1379 mms
Santa Cruz: 1143 mms
Lakes: Vihar, Tulsi, Tansa,Upper Vaitarna, Bhatsa between them have an average rainfall of about 900 mms.
Highest seasonal rainfall, till September end, ever recorded in Colaba 3482 mms (1954), and lowest ever 848 mms (1904).
For SantaCruz highest is 3785 mms(1958) and lowest 1482 mms(1968).
Highest ever day's rain in July/Aug/Sept at Colaba 576/287/548 mm and at SantaCruz 944/346/318 mms.
Lakes Water capacity as on Saturday : 2010: 1.74 lmlitres(Lakh million litres).
:2009: 1.46 lmlitres
:2008 2.77 lmlitres
:2005 8.69 lmlitres
Aversge capacity normally this date: 5.0 lmlitres
Full Lakes capacity, required at end of season:13.0 lmlitres.
Lakes short of overflowing level: Bhatsa 34 mtrs, Modak Sager 15 mts,Vaitarna 10 mtrs,Tansa 7 mtrs,Vihar 5 mtrs, Tulsi 3 mtrs,
Now, the situation is on your screen, good or bad, you decide !
Several parts of Ramanathapuram districts received heavy rain on Friday, bringing cheer to the people. The rain, which began at around 10.30 a.m., continued till around 12 noon. The town received good rainfall for the first time since May. Rainwater logged the streets such as Vandikkara Street, Vevekanandar Street, Salai Street, Kenikarai, Agraharam Road and other low lying areas of the town. The sky was overcast all through the day in Ramanathapuram. Other areas including Paramakudi, a few places around Thiruvadanai received moderate to heavy rain.
The rain had brought down the temperature to a great extent, which was abnormally high during the last few days. It was expected that the present climate would continue to prevail for a few more days.
Many parts of Sivaganga districts including Karaikudi and Sivaganga also received heavy downpour on Friday. The people of Karaikudi enjoyed the heavy rain that lashed at the early hours. Many streets were flooded due to the heavy rainfall.
Due to heavy downpour in Dharmapuri, many roads such as Four Roads junction, Tirupattur Road, Mohamed Ali Road and Pennagaram Road were flooded. In many places, rain water was flowing on the road along with sewage.
Rainfall registered in mm: Palacode - 114, Dharmapuri - 105, Marandaalli - 92.6, Thumbal Alli Dam - 57, Pennagaram - 44, Pambar - 40, Nagavathi - 33 and Chinnar Dam - 27.
Erode district witnessed moderate to heavy showers on Thursday night. Bhavani Sagar registered a maximum rainfall of 64 mm followed by Perundurai (30 mm). A few other parts in the district including Erode town, Bhavani, Gobichettipalayam and Sathyamangalam also received moderate showers on Thursday night.