Financial Tribune – Since last September, the volume of water flowing into the dams reached 49 billion cubic meters, down 38% compared to 79 bcm last year
Average precipitation since the beginning of the current water year (Sept 23, 2019) until June 14, shows a 27-millimeter, or 8%, decline compared to the same period last year.
Rainfall in 265 days reached 305 millimeters, whereas it was 333 mm in the same time in the previous year, IRNA reported.
Decline in rainfall has by extension cut the amount of water stored in dams by 4% since last year to reach 40 billion cubic meters.
The worrisome trend is amid rising water consumption due to the spread of the coronavirus in Iran.