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West Azarbaijan Facing Water Shortages

The volume of water in the province, stretching over 44,000 sq km, is estimated at 8.2 bcm of which 4.7 bcm comes from snow and rainfall
West Azarbaijan Facing Water Shortages West Azarbaijan Facing Water Shortages

Water in 16 dams in and around West Azarbaijan Province has shrunk by 250 million cubic meters compared to last year, director of the provincial regional water company said.
“Dams now hold 750 cm of water, down 25% from last October when it was close to a billion cubic meters,” Atabak Jafari was reported as saying by IRNA.
Giving some numbers, he said Boukan, Aqchai, Shahre-Chai, Mahabad, Aras and Karamabad dams hold 214 mcm, 162 mcm, 110 mcm, 82 mcm, 1mcm and 2 mcm, respectively.
Average precipitation in the province reached 375 millimeters in the last water year that ended in September -- down 23% compared to the corresponding period in 2018-2019.
“The volume of water in the province, stretching over 44,000 sq km, is estimated at 8.2 bcm of which 4.7 bcm comes from snow and rainfall.”

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