Dams in Iran’s southern regions can handle intense rainfall, flooding

Financial Tribune – Storage capacity of dams in Khuzestan, Kohkilouyeh-Boyer-Ahmad and Bushehr have been “maintained at secure levels” to help control possible flooding as autumn rains are reported in many parts of the country

Dams in the southwestern and southern regions are ready to control possible floods forecast for the weekend.

According to the Energy Ministry’s news portal, storage capacity of dams in Khuzestan, Kohkilouyeh-Boyer-Ahmad and Bushehr have been “maintained at secure levels” to help control possible flooding as autumn rains are reported in many parts of the country.

The weatherman has forecast heavy rainfall in the southern regions over the next few days.

According to Daryoush Baharlouee, head of Water Resources Planning Department in Khuzestan, dams namely Karoun, Dez, Maroun and Karkhe (all in the same province) each have at least 1 billion cubic meters of empty capacity.