Rainfall brings precipitation to 84% of annual average

Kingdom’s dams at 40% capacity

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(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The current weather depression impacting the Kingdom has brought precipitation levels to 8.1 billion cubic meters (mcm), or 84 percent of Jordan’s annual average, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Heavy rainfall during the 24 hours between midday Tuesday and midday Wednesday channeled some 2.052mcm into the Kingdom's dams, according to official figures.

Dam storageWith the downpours, the storage of dams has reached 114.14mcm, or 40.66 percent of the total storage capacity of 280.7mcm, as of Wednesday morning.

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation called on citizens to harvest rainwater or connect rainwater gutters to sewage networks.

Rainfall across governoratesDuring the recent rainfall, Amman recorded 20.8 millimeters (mm) of rain, while Balqa recorded 19.8mm, Madaba 16.5mm, Zarqa 8.8mm, Jerash 17mm, Mafraq 9.7mm, Irbid 18.2mm, Ajloun 19.9mm, Karak 16.7mm, Tafileh 14.3mm, Maan 14.8mm, and Aqaba 12.5 mm.

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