Dams hold 624,000 cubic meters of rainwater after downpour — Water Ministry

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation said Saturday that 624,500 cubic meters of water was stored in dams across the Kingdom after downpours in the past 24 hours, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reportedly.اضافة اعلان

The ministry said in a statement that the quantities were distributed among Al-Wehda dam, which received 104,000 cubic meters; Wadi Al-Arab 9,000; Zeqlab 13,900; Kufranja 44,800; King Talal 337,800; Wadi Shuaib 35,400; and Kafrein 78,600 cubic meters.

But it added that the southern dams of Zarqa, Main, Wala, Mujib, Tanour, Lajun, and Karak had not recorded any new amounts.

It said that the storage rate in the dams is currently 27,150 million cubic meters, with a storage rate of 9.7 percent of the total dams’ capacity of 280,759 million cubic meters.

The volume of rain that fell since the start of the season was about 1.15 billion cubic meters of the average annual rate, or 14.1 percent of the annual rate of 8.1 billion cubic meters.

The highest rainfall was recorded in Ajloun in the past 24 hours, at 33.8mm, it said.

The ministry urged the public to collect rainwater for various uses as part of the national strategy to achieve water security, cautioning against dumping waste into streams or connecting gutters to sewers. 

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