Dams reach 50% of total storage capacity


Published: 2019-03-02 14:27

Last Updated: 2019-03-02 14:48

Dams reach 50% of total storage capacity
Dams reach 50% of total storage capacity
Roya News Source

The Minister of Water and Irrigation, Raed Abu Al-Saud, said that the latest rainfall has supplied Jordan’s 14 main dams with 34 million cubic meters of water during the last three days.

The amount of heavy rain that fell on Friday and Saturday reached 5 million m3, increasing dams’ storage to about 167 million m3, which is 50% of the storage capacity of a total of 336 million m3, compared to 138 million m3 (41%) in 2018.

The cumulative rainfall in all governorates of the Kingdom, since the beginning of the season, has increased to 96.2% of the annual long-term rate, of about 7,885 billion m3.

The King Talal Dam recorded the highest quantity of harvested water, about 17 million m3, and reached its full capacity, as did the Wala Dam in Madaba, which reached full capacity of 8.1 million. The Mujib Dam which has the capacity to store 29.8 million m3 of water gained 11.5 million m3 and reached 89% with 26.5 million m3 of water. Kafrein Dam gained 1.4 million m3, reaching 71% capacity. Al-Wehda Dam, which is shared with Syria, had 1.2 million m3 of rainwater added to it, reaching 19.6% of its capacity.