Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey's south-western province of Yalova is facing an acute shortage of drinking water, Haber7 TV channel said Sept. 9.
Reportedly, the water in the Gokcedere Reservoir, which provides the province with drinking water, will be fully drained in three days.
At present the province is having interruptions with water supply.
Earlier, Turkish Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroglu said Turkey will not face drinking water shortage and the water reservoirs are filled by 50 percent.
Also Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said that due to the lack of drinking water in the reservoirs, Turkey may reduce the electricity generation.
There are 313 water reservoirs and 203 small lakes, which are used as reservoirs, Turkish Forestry and Water Resources Ministry said.
The water reserves of 10 reservoirs are used by the Turkish hydro power plants in the electricity generation.
Some 47 percent of the water consumed by Turkish population is in the reservoirs.