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Water Level in Dams Plunges as Drought Persists in Second Year

While 60% of the country's dam reservoirs were full at this time of last year, currently the dams are half empty
Water Level in Dams Plunges as Drought Persists in Second Year
Water Level in Dams Plunges as Drought Persists in Second Year

The severe drought Iran experienced last year has continued in the current year (started March 21) and the two consecutive dry years have caused water levels in the dams to fall, said the director of the Research Center for Studies on Water Resources at the Water Research Institute, affiliated to the Energy Ministry.
“While 60% of the country's dam reservoirs were full this time last year, the figure is now only 50%, meaning that the dams are half empty,” Ashkan Farrokhnia was also quoted as saying by ILNA.
“Precipitation in the country since the beginning of the current water year [September 2021] has decreased by about 25% compared to the long-term average, which has intensified the persisting drought,” he said. 

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