Rains Little Respite, Water Paucity Continues in Iran

Rains Little Respite, Water Paucity ContinuesRains Little Respite, Water Paucity Continues

Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2018) precipitation has risen 101%.
While rainfall has surpassed 340 millimeters in the 12-month period, it barely reached 169 millimeters in 2017-18 water year. 
"This year's precipitation [340 millimeters] has been 39% over and above the annual average registered over the past 50 years," IRNA reported.
Iran is divided into six primary river basins. The Caspian Sea in the north and Hamoun Wetlands in the east (mainly in Sistan and Baluchestan Province) have the highest and lowest rainfall since last September. The former registered a record of 554 millimeters, up 42% compared to the previous year. The latter was barely 120 millimeters.


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