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Satellite pictures of Cyprus’ dams before and after the rains

April 1, 2019 at 3:13pm

Met office estimates show that the winter 2018/2019 was the second wettest since 1901.

Many dams in Cyprus have overflowed and others are nearing 100% storage levels, when in the beggining of October they were almost empty.

According to Water Development Department data (29/03/2019) the dams of Kalavasos, Yermasoyeia, Polemidia, Mavrokolympos, Asprokremmos, Argaka, Pomos, Ayia Marina, Vyzakia, Xyliatos and Kalopanayiotis have 100% water storage.

Evretos dam’s storage is at 95.6%, Kannaviou dam is at 82.1%, Dipotamos is at 80.4% and Kouris is at 78%.

The dams in Lefkara, Arminou and Achna are those with the lowest storage leves, with 53.9%, 38.6% and 36.5%, respectively.

Philenews published pictures taken by satellite, that show how dams in Cyprus looked in October 2018, compared with how they looked in March 2019.

Kannaviou dam

Kalavasos dam

Evretos dam

(Featured image from Asprokremmos dam)

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