Dam storage stands at 40.5% capacity — ministry

King Talal dam
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AMMAN — The storage volume at Jordan's dams totaled 114 million cubic meters as of Tuesday morning, or 40.5 percent of their total capacity of 280.7 million cubic meters, according to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.اضافة اعلان

Earlier this month, the ministry said storage of the Kingdom's 14 dams stood at 115 million cubic meters. It attributed the drop in storage to water use for agricultural and industrial facilities and feeding groundwater reserves, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Seasonal rainfallPrecipitation during this year’s rainy season is still below-average in most regions of Jordan, despite heavier than normal rainfall in many parts of the Kingdom in February, said the Director of the Jordan Meteorological Department, Raed Khattab.

Early last month, consecutive weather depressions at the beginning of the month brought over 200 percent of average February rainfall to Jordan’s central region, according to data from the department, as reported by Addustour daily.

However, after the tenth of the month, rainfall declined across the Kingdom, leading to below-average precipitation in most regions of Jordan.

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