Wet Year! What Wet Year?

Wet Year! What Wet Year?Wet Year! What Wet Year?

Despite the promising autumn rain, total precipitation is still 48 millimeters below its long-term average, head of the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center, a subsidiary of Iran Meteorological Organization, said.

"A country that has been suffering from various degrees of short- and long-term drought for the past 11 years cannot expect to get rid of the disaster anytime soon," Sadeq Ziaian said, ISNA reported. 
He noted that there are 178 dams in the country of which 96 are still in deficit. Years of drought and a steep decline in rainfall, especially in the central plateau, have harmed water conditions as supply fails to meet growing demand. 


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