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.