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Better Prospects for Flood Control

Two successive wet years means climate change, but this does not mean it will continue. Nobody can predict with a fair degree of accuracy that the next year would be dry or not
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Last water year (Sept 2018-August 2019) was wet compared to the past 17 dry years. The current year too is billed as wet, managing director of Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineering Company said.
When drought continues for 17 years, the people and authorities think that when there is little or no rain, there is no risk of flooding and thus no need for contingencies. It so happens that they are caught unawares when rain falls in huge volumes, Nasser Tarkeshdouz was reported as saying by Tasnim News Agency.
Having two successive wet years is a sign of climate change, but it does not mean that it will continue. Nobody can say with a fair degree of accuracy if the next year would be dry or wet, he added.

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