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News Jordan: Dam storage levels 24.8 per cent lower than last year — Water Ministry

AMMAN — Current storage at the country’s major dams is 24.8 per cent lower than what the dams held during this period last year, a senior government official said on Tuesday 2 January, urging the public to ration water consumption.

Performance of the current wet season is noticeably weaker compared to the previous years, Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem El Nasser said in a statement to the press.

El Nasser expressed hope that the country would witness this season stronger depressions that would bring adequate rain, highlighting that water storage at the country’s dams last year was higher than current storage by 80 million cubic metres (mcm)

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Geographical coverage Jordan,
News date 29/01/2018
Working language(s) ENGLISH