Situation in Iran’s Zayandeh River dangerous
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 21
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
It has been several years that the Zayandeh River in Iran faced shortage of water and endangered the water supply of several cities and villages, a source in the Iran Water Resources Management Company said, ISNA reported.
This year (Iranian year started March 21, 2018), water reserves of the Zayandeh River amounted to 545 million cubic meters, which is much lower than in previous years, the source said.
The decrease in precipitation in Iran, and the decrease in water reserves of the Zayandeh River that supplies water to Isfahan, Yazd, Kashan cities and the villages located in the same direction, caused concern regarding the provision of water to these regions in the summer.
Despite the Iranian Ministry of Energy is considering serious programs to address the region’s water deficit, the situation in the water reservoir of the Zayandeh River remains dangerous.
The normal volume of the river water reserves is 1.239 billion cubic meters. Presently, the volume of water has decreased by 318 million cubic meters. Compared to last year, the volume of water decreased by 15 percent. However, the annual consumption of the above mentioned cities is about 400 million cubic meters.
The volume of water entering the river reached 498 million cubic meters this year. This is a 56 percent decline compared to the same period last year.