Iran’s dam reservoirs' input decreases by 29 per cent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 16 /Trend N. Umid/
Iran's dam reservoir input during the current crop year which began on September 22, has reached 350 million cubic meters which indicates a 29 per cent decrease compared to same period of the last crop year, Mehr news agency reported.
According to the report, the volume of water in the dam reservoirs during the current crop year has increased by five per cent compared to the same period of the preceding crop year.
For the time being the total water volume in the dam reservoirs reached 18.6 billion cubic meters.
Dam reservoir output from the beginning of the current crop year has reached 770 million cubic meters which indicates a 15 per cent fall compared to same period last crop year.
Water reserves in Iran's dam reservoirs reached 38.7 per cent of total capacity, the report said.
The total water volume capacity in the country's dam reservoirs stands at 48 billion cubic meters.
Water shortages have always been a pressing problem in Iran due to its arid and semi-arid climate and droughts. As international sanctions clamp down on the country, this issue has gained increased importance.
Iran experienced several droughts in recent years, especially in the south where it gets hit by violent sand storms that engulf numerous cities.