Markazi Province Facing a Dry Year

Markazi Province Facing a Dry Year
Markazi Province Facing a Dry Year

Lack of rainfall in the current water year (started September 2022) compared to the previous year has caused a decline in the level of water in dams and groundwater resources of Markazi Province, indicating that the province is facing a dry year, the managing director of the provincial regional water company said.
“The precipitation this year has been about 20% less than last year and so far only 180 mm of rain have been recorded in the province,” ISNA also quoted Ezzatollah Ameri as saying.
“The decline in rainfall has reduced water inflow to the province's dams, so that currently only 17% of the reservoir of Al-Ghadir Dam in Saveh County are full and there is just 50 million cubic meters of water stored there,” he said.
“Over 90% of water in the dam are consumed in the agriculture sector and the rest is used in the drinking sector. However, 70% of the water used in the farms are wasted due to the old inefficient ways in farming practices and dilapidated facilities.” 


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