Heavy rains bring inflow of 2 million cubic meters into Jordan’s main dams

Zarqa River
Zarqa River overflows On Tuesday, the Zarqa River overflowed after heavy rainfall hit various areas across the Kingdom. (Photos: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan saw heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours, resulting in the inflow of 2 million cubic meters of water into the Kingdom’s main dams, local media outlets reported. اضافة اعلان

According to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the Jordan Valley Authority, northern and central dams saw an increase in their storage volume, reaching 93.5 million cubic meters, or 33.16 percent of their total capacity of 280.7 million cubic meters, between 7am and 12pm Tuesday.

No water has entered southern dams during the current weather depression.

Rainfall seasonThe current rainy season has witnessed 64 percent of the average precipitation rate of 8.1 billion cubic meters, accounting for 80 percent of last year's rainfall.

Jordan Meteorological Department Director Raed Al-Khattab stated that the rains were concentrated in the northern and central regions and were accompanied by strong winds, resulting in dust storms and low visibility, according to Khaberni.

Snow was also observed in areas 900 meters above sea level.

Khattab said that the highest rainfall reported in the northern region was in Irbid at 55.5mm, followed by Salt at 55mm, and Ras Munif at 46mm.

These numbers are expected to increase as the Kingdom continues to experience a cold front.

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