The Unending Drought

Since the beginning of the current water year (Sept. 23), about 12 millimeters of rainfall was registered in the province – down 26% compared to last year
The Unending DroughtThe Unending Drought

Large swathes in South Khorasan Province are affected by different levels of drought, head of the provincial Metrological Organization said.
“Water paucity poses a serious threat to the livelihood of farming communities and the economy in the arid region and adaptation to water shortages is and will be key to survival,” Alireza Khandan was quoted as saying by IRNA.
On the severity and intensity of drought in the eastern region, Khandan said 20% of the land has moderate drought, which means damage to crops, pastures, streams, reservoirs and voluntary limits on water use.
“Almost 40% of the area has severe drought causing crop and pasture losses as water shortages become commonplace. Thus, water restrictions have been put in place.” 


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