When was Modak Sagar built?
The dam was built in 1956. From that lake, water started coming to Mumbai every day from 1957. In memory of this talented engineer, the corporation named the lake ‘Modaksagar’ after Nanasaheb Modak.
Who built vaitarna dam?
|Owner(s)||Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai, India|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity|
Where does Mumbai city gets its water from?
Mumbai city receives its drinking water supply from Upper Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Tansa, Middle Vaitarna, Bhatsa, Vehar, and Tulsi lakes, whose total water capacity is 1,447,363 Million Litres (M Litres). They are located in Mumbai, and the neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts.
Which dam provides water Maharashtra?
Water sources of Mumbai
|Dam||Year||Overflow Level (Metres)|
|Modak Sagar (Lower Vaitarna)||1957||163.15|
|Tansa Lake||1892 to 1925||128.63|
How many dams are there in vaitarna River?
It has three major dams which supply water to Mumbai.
Is Vihar lake artificial?
When built in 1860 (construction started in 1856), it was considered as the largest lake in Mumbai in the Salsette group of islands….
|Built||1860 (Construction started in January 1856)|
|Surface area||7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||34 m (112 ft)|
|Water volume||9,200,000,000 imp gal (0.042 km3)|
How many dams are full 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.
Who built Vihar Lake?
In 1850, Captain Crawford submitted a report favouring the Vihar Scheme for the Mumbai city’s water supply needs. Work on the “Vihar Water Works” commenced in January 1856 and was completed in 1860, during the governorship of John Lord Elphinstone.