Khuzestan, Tehran Water Reservoirs in Critical Condition

Since the beginning of the current water year (started Sept. 23, 2021), only 15% of the capacity of the dams in the southwestern Khuzestan Province have been filled
Khuzestan, Tehran Water Reservoirs in Critical Condition
Khuzestan, Tehran Water Reservoirs in Critical Condition

The water stored in Karkheh Dam in Khuzestan Province is 1.3 billion cubic meters less than the amount in the dam at this time of last year and Karoun Dam water storage has declined by 1 billion cubic meters, which shows the critical condition of water reserves in the southwestern province, managing director of the provincial water and power organization said.
Considering the current decline in rainfall, prevailing drought and in order to tackle water shortage, Farhad Izadjou added that the cultivation of water-intensive crops such as paddy and corn is banned in Khuzestan next summer, IRNA reported.
“The farmers of the province should think about cultivating alternative crops until the water shortage and drought are over,” he added.
Referring to a number of villagers located near Karkheh River using water for drinking purposes, Izadjou asked Khuzestan Water and Wastewater Company to take measures to provide them with sustainable piped water, because it is likely that next summer the downstream areas of the river could dry up.


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