Iran reveals data on water reserves of country's dams

Oil&Gas Materials 19 February 2023 16:14 (UTC +04:00)
Elnur Baghishov
Elnur Baghishov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 19. The water reserves of Iran's dams amounted to 22.5 billion cubic meters, within the first 150 days of the current water year in the country (September 23, 2022 through February 18, 2023), an official of Iran Water Resources Management Company, Firouz Ghasemzadeh said, Trend reports citing Iranian Energy Ministry.

Ghasemzadeh emphasized that this is an increase of 3 percent compared to the same period last water year.

“Meanwhile, in the same period last Iranian year, water reserves of the country's dams amounted to approximately 21.8 billion cubic meters,” the official said.

He also added that the inflow of water into the country’s dams amounted to more than 10.7 billion within the mentioned period, which is a decrease of 6 percent compared to 11.4 billion cubic meters in the same period last Iranian year.

According to Ghasemzadeh, 7.35 billion cubic meters of water were released from the country's dams during the mentioned 150 days. This is a 17-percent decrease compared to 8.91 billion cubic meters in the same period last Iranian year.

Reportedly, the biggest drought in Iran in the last 50 years was recorded in the autumn of last Iranian year (March 21, 2021 through March 20, 2022). Taking into account that Iran is located in a drought zone, the country's officials point out the importance of reducing and controlling water consumption in various areas.


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