Jordan Dams reach more than 26% of total storage capacity


Published: 2018-11-10 13:22

Last Updated: 2018-11-10 13:43

Roya News Source

The Kingdom’s fourteen main dams have stored about 9 million m3 of rainfall this weekend, to reach more than 26% of the total storage capacity, Minister of Water and Irrigation, Raed Abu Al Saud, said on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The total amount of rain that fell in the regions of the Kingdom amounted to 512 million m3, which is 6.3% of the annual 8.1 billion m3.

Saud added that this rain will have a significant impact on ground water, agriculture and pastures for livestock grazing.

The highest rate of rainfall was recorded in Madaba governorate, where the Wala area witnessed 25.6 mm of rain in the past 48 hours.

Below are the general rates for governorates around the Kingdom:

  • Madaba 5.1 mm
  • Amman 2.4 mm
  • Balqa 4.6 mm
  • Zarqa 0.9 mm
  • Jarash 5.7 mm
  • Mafraq 0.1 mm
  • Irbid 1.0 mm
  • Ajloun 0.7 mm
  • Karak 4.3 mm
  • Tafilah 7.5 mm
  • Ma'an 4.9 mm
  • Aqaba 0.2 mm


Minister of Water and Irrigation appealed to citizens to maximize the use and benefit of this rain, harvest and store the water for various purposes.

He added that citizens should follow the instructions issued by the Ministry of Water and other authorities, and move away from water areas, floodways and valleys.