Khuzestan Water Crisis Worsens

Around 700 small towns and villages in the oil-rich region have difficulty accessing water supply, especially in the summer
Khuzestan Water Crisis Worsens
Khuzestan Water Crisis Worsens

Water stored in Khuzestan Province’s dams has dwindled by a massive 5 billion cubic meters compared to a year ago, the head of Provincial Water and Electricity Company said.
“Karkheh and Dez dams in the region now barely hold 4 bcm of water, while they collected more than 9 bcm of water last year,” Farhad Izadjou was also quoted as saying by ISNA.
Stressing that rice cultivation in the southern province should have been totally banned due to water shortage, he said, “We advised farmers to cultivate alternative crops such as pulses, sunflowers, soybeans and fodder, which are less water-intensive, but most of them did not pay attention.”


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