En­ergy Min­istry: 60% of dams empty

Iran Daily - - National -

A re­port by Iran’s En­ergy Min­istry sug­gests that only 40 per­cent of the stor­age ca­pac­ity of the 95 dams in the coun­try are filled with water.

De­spite a 12 per­cent in­crease in rain­fall in the spring, the vol­ume of water stor­age in the coun­try’s dams shows a 15 per­cent de­crease com­pared to last year, due to un­prece­dented low rain­fall last au­tumn and win­ter, the min­istry’s re­port said.

The re­port also said a de­crease in water stor­age has af­fected power pro­duc­tion in the coun­try, which was the main rea­son be­hind the power out­ages in the sum­mer.

IRNA

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