New wells, embankment dams boost Tafileh irrigation storage

5. Dam Capacity
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AMMAN — The Tafileh Agriculture Directorate built more than 15 embankment dams and wells in various parts of the governorate in 2022, spending JD700,000 on agricultural projects aimed at collecting rainwater through excavation, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The directorate said on Thursday that its water harvesting projects “contributed to supplying the various crops in the governorate with high quantities of water (in 2022), reaching 3 million cubic meters".

Rainfall in Tafileh in 2022reacheda cumulative 70 mm, with some areas in the governorate receiving over 100 mm of precipitation.

The volume of rainwater stored in embankment dams and wells in Tafileh totaled 3 million cubic meters, while 3.5 million cubic meters were stored in the Tannour Dam in northern Tafileh.

The directorate highlighted plans to build additional ponds for farmers in 2023 to conserve spring water for irrigating crops.

Farmers in Tafileh described the start of this year's rainy season as "excellent compared to previous years", according to Al-Mamlaka.

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