Over 340 villages in Kolhapur were fully or partially affected by the unprecedented deluge after heavy rains.
Heavy rains over past few days have caused Krishna and Panchaganga rivers to swell in Sangli and Kolhapur districts respectively.
It was decided that a High-Level Committee should be formed for better dam management and thereby avoid flood situations.
Heavy rains and floods battered several areas of western Maharashtra and the Konkan region earlier this month, with Kolhapur and Sangli districts bearing the maximum brunt.
While presenting an excellent example of social harmony, groups of young Muslim men in textile town of Ichalkaranji near Sangli have cleaned temples in the village that were marooned in floods.
Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said the death toll had reached 51 in Pune region with the recovery of more bodies, and four persons were still missing.
He was addressing a gathering after hoisting the tricolour on the premises of the Mantralaya, the state secretariat here, on the 73rd Independence Day.
On Wednesday, the water level of the Panchganga River at Rajaram weir in Kolhapur was at 42.11 feet, marginally below the danger line of 43 feet, he said.
In Shirol tehsil, the MI-17 helicopter dropped 12 tones of relief material including food and water in 15 villages which were still marooned on Tuesday, said a district official.
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Floods had caused large-scale destruction in Kolhapur and Sangli districts of western Maharashtra, besides affecting Satara, Pune and Solapur districts.
The Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway (NH-4), which was submerged under floodwaters last week, was partially opened for traffic on Monday after the water receded.
It said 46 villages of Pune division are still completely cut off due to floods and 105 units of different agencies along with 164 boats are deployed in Kolhapur and Sangli.