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Khoy Running Dry

Khoy Running DryKhoy Running Dry

Water shortage in Khoy County in West Azarbaijan Province has intensified with the depletion of groundwater aquifers, digging new wells and delays in building dams on rivers.
Khoy is the second largest county in West Azarbaijan with a population of about 400,000. However, the people have been struggling with chronic water shortages for drinking, industry and farming for many years, Mehr News Agency reported.
Construction of new dams, repairing old networks to prevent water seepage and transferring water from Aghchai Dam to Khoy are options on the table to address the crisis. But these are long-term plans and cannot solve the real and present problems of the people.

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