Iran: Dams 69% full but water use soaring

Financial Tribune – Heavy rainfall since the beginning of the current water year last September and especially in the past several days has increased the volume of water stored in dams.

According to news data from the Iran Water Resources Management Company, 262.6 millimeters of rainfall was recorded in the 7-month period, 29% over and above the long-term average. Dams now hold 34.8 billion cubic meters of water, IRNA reported.

There are 193 dams in Iran with total storage capacity of 50 bcm of water. As of now the dams are approximately 69% full.

However, water level in all dams are not the same. While, 61 dams are over 90% full, 28 dams hold less than a third of their capacity with 28%.