Bushehr Groundwater Crisis Worsens

Bushehr Groundwater Crisis Worsens
Bushehr Groundwater Crisis Worsens

Low rainfall and excessive withdrawal from wells in Bushehr Province have almost wiped out groundwater resources in the southern region, deputy for conservation affairs at the Bushehr Regional Water Company said.
“Some regions in the province get less than 50 mm of rainfall a year. Moreover, groundwater overdraft, more than 80% of which happens in the agricultural sector, adds to the steep decline in groundwater levels,” IRNA quoted Abdollatif Abbasinejad as saying.
Noting that the province’s annual water deficit is about 30 million cubic meters, he said the worsening water crisis compounded by the decline in groundwater resources is a threat and has led to land subsidence.”


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