Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Van province in the southwest Turkey suffers from a drinking water shortage, Turkish Milliyet newspaper reported on Sept.16.
Currently, only 20 percent of the Zernek water reservoir in the province is filled.
It was previously reported that Turkey's southwestern province of Yalova faces an acute shortage of drinking water, which has led to interruptions in the supply of water to the population.
Earlier, Turkish Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroglu said the country will not face acute drinking water shortage and the water reservoirs are filled by 50 percent.
Moreover, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz earlier said that Turkey may reduce the electricity generation due to the lack of drinking water in the reservoirs.
There are 313 water reservoirs and 203 small lakes, which are used as reservoirs, according to Turkish Forestry and Water Resources Ministry.
The water reserves of 10 reservoirs are used by the Turkish hydropower plants for electricity generation.
Some 47 percent of drinking water reserve consumed by Turkish population falls to water reservoirs.
Edited by CN