When was Modak Sagar built?

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?

Vaitarna Dam
Opening date 1957
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
Vihar Lake 1860 80.42
Tulsi Lake 1879 139.17

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….

Vihar Lake
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.