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Iran Rains Good for Zayandehroud Dam and River, But Not Enough

Iran Rains Good for Zayandehroud Dam and River, But Not EnoughIran Rains Good for Zayandehroud Dam and River, But Not Enough

Despite the good rainfall since the beginning of the current water year last September in some parts of Iran, Zayandehroud Dam is still 63% empty, the deputy for conservation and utilization at the Isfahan Regional Water Company said.
Recent rains increased water in the dam, which has reached 520 million cubic meters. But it comprises only 37% of the total capacity of the dam, Hassan Sasani was reported as saying by IRNA.
“Zayandehroud dam has registered 1,063 millimeters of rainfall in the period of 7 months, which is around half of the long-term average and about 200 mm less than last year,” Sasani said.
The dam is built on the famous Zayandehroud River 10km east of Chadegan in Isfahan Province. It can hold 1.4 billion cubic meters of water.

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