Dam stocks increase by 30%

5. Dam Capacity
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AMMAN —  The Kingdom’s 14 main dams now hold 30 percent, or 85 million cubic meters (mcm), of their current total storage capacity of 280 mcm, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation said on Saturday, as reported by Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The King Talal Dam, the Kingdom’s second largest, now holds 65.7 percent of its total capacity of 75mcm after rain over the weekend poured an additional 0.8mcm.

Also, 72 percent, or 5.89 billion cubic meters, of the Kingdom’s long-term rainfall average of 8.1 billion cubic meters has been realized since the start of the 2021-2022 wet season.

Despite historically scarce precipitation, the southern city of Aqaba has seen its annual average at 183.8 percent since the beginning of the season.

In its regional breakdown of annual rainfall average performance, the ministry said that the Irbid governorate has received 95.9 per cent of its long-term average, followed by Salt 94.5, Amman 88.7, Ajloun 82.8, Zarqa 75.8, Ma’an 61, Madaba 61, Karak 53.3, Mafraq 50, Jerash 48.3, Tafileh 38.3, and Shoubak 37.

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