BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 15. The water reserves of Iran's dams amounted to 27.1 billion cubic meters, within the 234 days of the current water year in the country (September 23, 2021, through May 4, 2022), an official of Iran Water Resources Management Company, Firouz Ghasemzadeh said, Trend reports citing Iranian Energy Ministry.
This is a decrease of 8 percent compared to the same period last year, the official noted.
Ghasemzadeh added that the inflow of water into the country’s dams amounted to 24.4 billion within the mentioned period, which is a decrease of 1 percent, compared to the same period last Iranian year.
According to him, currently, 27 percent of the dams in Iran's Tehran Province, 31 percent in Isfahan Province, 59 percent in Khuzestan Province, and 75 percent in Lake Urmia in West Azerbaijan Province are full.
"Given the country's climatic conditions and water resources, it is necessary to control water consumption in various areas," Ghasemzadeh said.
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