Dams are ready for rain — JVA

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Al-Wala dam. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Secretary-General of the Jordan Valley Authority Manar Mahasneh said that all the Kingdom’s dams are ready for rain, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

Mahasneh said on Friday that all the dams in the southern part of the country are dry due to poor rainfall, unlike those in the north, which have not dried up, except for the Wadi Shuaib dam.

That is one of the small dams, with a capacity that does not exceed 1.7 million cubic meters and which dries up at the end of September each year.

Dams in the south, Al-Mujib, Al-Wala, and Al-Tanour, are dry due to weak rainfall in the past winter season, she added.

Mahasneh said that an agreement was signed with a local consulting company to conduct feasibility studies for constructing new dams in the north and south, and to rehabilitate irrigation networks that were built 40 years ago, in order to reduce water wastage.

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