Water Crisis Looms Despite Precipitation

Water Crisis Looms Despite Precipitation
Water Crisis Looms Despite Precipitation

Since the beginning of the current water year (Sept. 23), 37 millimeters of rainfall have been registered across Iran, showing a 12% rise compared with the same period of last year when the figure was 33 millimeters, the head of Data and Information Department at Iran Water Resources Management Company said.
“The fall season has again started with low precipitation and rainfall has decreased by a massive 90% in the parched province of Sistan-Baluchestan,” IRNA also quoted Firouz Qasemzadeh as saying.
Other regions, including Qom, Tehran, Hamedan, Semnan, Tehran, Alborz, Kermanshah and Qazvin, have also witnessed a 50% decline in precipitation in the 79-day period, yet northern provinces, namely Gilan, Mazandaran and Ardabil, have received more rainfall compared to the last year, he added.


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