Incessant rains continued to lash Nashik city and its adjoining areas on Tuesday disrupting normal life and forcing the Irrigation Department to release 2,000 cusecs water from the Gangapur dam, official sources said today.
The dam is filled up to its 98 per cent capacity following continuous rains in its catchment areas. As per official figures, rainfall in 24 hours is recorded as follows: Nashik 16.5 mm, Igatpuri 27 mm, Dindori 11 mm, Peint 80 mm, Trimbakeshwar 41 mm, Malegaon 03 mm, Nandgaon 5.6 mm, Chandwad 09 mm, Kalwan 11 mm, Baglan 10 mm, Surgana 67.4 mm, Devla 4.8 mm, Niphad 4.8 mm, Yeola 02.00 mm.
Water stock in the district’s small and medium 23 water reservoirs till Tuesday stands at 70 per cent with 8 dams overflowing, including the Darna dam, sources added.
As per reports received at the headquarters, North Maharashtra’s Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar districts is experiencing constant rains. All rivers and nullahs were flooded, and many villages have lost contact with Nandurbar.
Meanwhile, a report said that an old woman, identified as Jamunabai Vithal (64), a resident of village Nimbora in Raver taluka of Jalgaon was killed in a wall collapse on Monday.