Jordan gets 65.2% of average annual rainfall, dams 27% full

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Kingdom’s 14 main dams hold 27.6 percent, or 77.5 million cubic meters, of their 336 million cubic meters total storage capacity after the weekend rain which sent some 745,000 cubic meters to the dams, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

As a result, 65.2 percent, or 5.343 billion cubic meters of the Kingdom’s long-term rainfall average of 8.1 billion cubic meters has been achieved since the start of the 2021–2022 wet season, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation said on Sunday.

Despite historically scarce precipitation, the southern Red Sea port of Aqaba has witnessed rain at 183.8 percent of the annual average since the beginning of the season.

The ministry said that Al-Balqa governorate received 86 percent of its long-term average, followed by Amman (78 percent), Irbid (74.4 percent), Ajloun (68.5 percent), Maan (61 percent), Madaba (56.2 percent), Karak (51.7 percent), Mafraq (42.8 percent), Jerash (42.1 percent), Tafileh (37.5 percent), and Shobak (35.8 percent).

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