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Incessant rains lash Nashik


Nashik (Maha) : Incessant rains continued to lash the city and other parts of the district on the third consecutive day today throwing normal life out of gear.

Tribal dominated Igatpuri Tehsil received 213 mm rains while 128 mm rains was recorded each in the temple towns of Trimbakeshwar and Peint in the last 24 hours, officials of the district collectorate said.

142 mm rainfall was recorded in Dindori while Surgana received 139 mm rains during the same period. Nashik recorded 95 mm rains in the last 24 hours, they said.

Following the heavy downpour, 13,752 cusecs water was released from the Gangapur dam in the Godavari river while 20,200 cusecs water was released from the Darna dam in the Darna river, officials from the Irrigation department said.

They said 35,928 cuses water was released from the Palkhed dam in Kadava river. As a result of which, rivers Godavari, Darna and Kadava were flowing in spate.

The District administration has issued an alert to residents staying on the bank of river Godavari to move to safer places, the official added.

District Collector Radhakrishnan B and Nashik Police Commissioner S Jagganathan along with senior officials of the Nashik Municipal Corporation are personally monitoring the situation.

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