Rains continue to lash Nashik, water level increases in dams

Nashik: Heavy rains continued to lash Nashik and adjoining areas on the third consecutive day today increasing water levels in various dams here.

Peint recorded 117 mm of rain on Sunday, while Igatpuri, Trimbakeshwar, Surgana and Nashik recorded 97, 100, 62 and 32 mm rainfall respectively, official sources said today.

Water levels in Gangapur and Darna dams increased to 1916 mcft and 4,313 mcft respectively auguring well for Kharif crops in the district.

Farmers have so far completed 85 per cent of sowing and continuous rains have provided much relief to them, sources added.