Taleqan Dam Half Empty

Taleqan Dam Half Empty
Taleqan Dam Half Empty

The amount of water in Taleghan Dam, 135 kilometers northwest of Tehran, decreased by 28% in the past water year (September 2020-21) compared to the previous year (September 2019-20). 
As the end of the last water year, the dam had 295 million cubic meters of water, 28% less than a year ago and the main reason was the decline in rainfall, ISNA reported.
The dam can hold 420 million cubic meters of water and currently has 210 mcm of water, which means it is half empty.
The amount of water entering the dam has been estimated at 193 million cubic meters since the beginning of the year, while last year 437 million cubic meters of water entered the dam.
Taleqan Dam is one of the five major structures that supplies drinking water to Tehran Province that is home to 13 million people.
Located in Qazvin Province, it is a hydroelectric dam with an installed electricity generating capacity of 18 megawatts.
Its water condition is similar to that of almost all dams across the country. 
The decline in precipitation in the past water year, which was one of the driest years in half a century, was the main reason behind the water level reduction in most Iranian dams.

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