Water reserve in dams rises to 93 million cubic meters — Ministry

3.wadi mujib water dam
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation stated that the recent rainfall has fed Jordan’s dams with an additional 6 million cubic meters of water, raising storage levels to 93 cubic meters — 28 percent of total capacity, which is estimated at 336.4 million cubic meters, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The Ministry said the biggest amount of water; about 4 million cubic meters, went into the King Talal Dam. Since the start of the rainy season until Monday the accumulative quantities of rainfall have reached 35.4 percent of the long-term annual average of 8.1 billion cubic meters.

The Ministry urged citizens to take optimal advantage of rainfall and advised to abstain from dumping waste into valley streams as well as to ensure that rainwater ducts are not connected to sewage networks.  The Ministry also called on citizens to protect water meters and other domestic water utilities from the prevalent freezing weather conditions.

Wadi Shuaib Dam overflow continues

Videos circulated on social media on Monday showed the continued flooding of Wadi Shuaib Dam and overflow of water into the occupied territories, according to Jo24.

The Wadi Shuaib Dam has a capacity of 1.4 million cubic meters, however, failure to clean up the dam has resulted in the accumulation of mud and sediment, which decreased its actual capacity and obstructed the renewal of groundwater.

“Those were painful scenes of wasted precious water, overflowing and benefiting the occupying states, which takes its needs and then sells Jordan water during the summer. Instead of taking the stand of onlooker, the government must take every possible step to make optimal use of rainwater and clean up the dams,” stated Jo24. 

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