Udaipur city needs more rains. It hasn’t rained enough to fill the lakes and we need 4 times the water we have now. The situation will worsen if the weather remains dry as water supplies will be affected to a disastrous extent.
Lake Fatehsagar is crying out loud for rains as the lake bed is still open to public eye. If it doesn’t rain in the coming days, we might get water supplies once in 96 hours. Though Lake Pichola has received some water, yet it will not stay for long in the absence of good monsoon. The entire city cannot depend on Lake Pichola for drinking water. It is just that tubewells are recharged with water since drizzle was enough to increase the underground water level. Wells and step wells are also recharged. But for how long…???
A look at the water level of the city’s lakes:
Capacity Present level
Pichola 11 feet 3.4 feet
Fatehsagar 13 feet -5.5 feet
Badi 32 feet 8.5 feet
Jaisamand 27.5 feet 8.3 feet
Mansi Vakal dam 581.20 568.70 metres