Rains fill up most dams

Financial Tribune – Higher precipitation in recent weeks has filled 70% of the capacity of dams in Iran, the Energy Minister said.

Dams collectively can hold over 50 billion cubic meters of water. Now 35 bcm is stored behind dams, Mehr News Agency reported Reza Ardakanian as saying.

“Since the beginning of the current water year (Sept 2019), 300 millimeters of rainfall was registered, which is 30% higher than the long-time average,” Ardakanian said.

After last year’s floods, “we took contingency measures to be able to deal with floodwaters. Now 30% of the capacity of dams’ is kept empty as more rain is expected by mid-June.”