Sistan-Baluchestan Dams Have 22% Water

Since the start of the 2017-18 agricultural year, barely 29 millimeters of rain fell in the dry province
Sistan-Baluchestan Dams Have 22% Water Sistan-Baluchestan Dams Have 22% Water

Decades of drought and steep decline in precipitation have caused water levels in Sistan-Baluchestan Province's seven dams to fall to 429 million cubic meters, almost 22% of the total capacity of 1,967 mcm, Director of the Regional Water Company said Sunday. 
“The current volume of water shows a decline of 47% compared to last year when the dams had stored 815 mcm of water,” IRNA quoted Atabak Jafari as saying.
People in the north of the province get surface waters and in the central parts groundwater is the main source. In the southern regions it is a combination of the two.
However, the province's groundwater levels have also dropped by five meters over the past 16 years due to drought, Jafari said.


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