Quench­ing Tai­wan’s thirst, rain fronts due this week: CWB


Cen­tral Weather Bureau ( ) an­nounced that Tai­wan will be af­fected by frontal rain this week, just in time to quench thirsty reser­voirs na­tion­wide amid the most se­vere drought in re­cent years.

The west­ern and north­east­ern

The ar­eas of Tai­wan will be most heav­ily af­fected by the frontal rain, but showers will rain down na­tion­wide.

How­ever, third- stage wa­ter ra­tioning has yet to be lifted, de­spite the cur­rent weather fore­cast, said of­fi­cials. The Wa­ter Re­sources Agency

) also said that it had be-

( gun rain­mak­ing pro­ce­dures at reser­voirs across Tai­wan yes­ter­day, tak­ing full ad­van­tage of the frontal rain.

Reser­voirs in­cluded in the rain­mak­ing process that be­gan yes­ter­day at 2 p.m. were Shih­men ( ), Baoshan No. 2. (

), Yung-Ho Shan ( ), Mingde ( ), and Liyu­tang (

). Wu­santo ( ), Zeng­wen ( ), and Nan­hua ( ) were sched­uled to begin the process at 5 p.m.

Two C130 planes were de­ployed by the Air Force yes­ter­day at 1:30 p.m., tar­get­ing Liyu­tang and Shih­men’s reser­voir wa­ter­sheds to com­mence rain­mak­ing pro­ce­dures.

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