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Water inflow in dams at second lowest point of decade

November 28, 2018 at 11:10am

Water inflow in Cyprus dams is extremely low, according to Water Department figures.

Specifically, so far in November 0.478 million cubic metres of water have entered dams, the second lowest amount for the month in a decade, after November 2010/2011 (0.128 million cubic metres).

The highest levels of water inflow were observed in November 2012/2013 with 3.182 million cubic metres.

Also, the quantity of water in most dams is lower than last year’s. Currently, the average for all dams is at 11.1% with 32.286 million cubic metres. The corresponding figures for November last year were 13.5% with 39,188 million cubic metres.

The Agriculture Ministry announced that it is revising its water policy so as to increase available resources with new irrigation projects, increased desalination and better management.

Water Inflow in the Past Decade (Million Cubic Metres)
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
October 0.227 1.16 0.065 0.308 0.748 0.384 0.315 1.024 0.247 0.142 0.858
November 0.635 2.523 0.128 1.482 3.182 0.672 0.915 0.608 0.657 0.614 0.478
December 3.151 23.111 5.09 5.769 50.878 1.669 2.14 1.248 7.424 0.881
January 13.248 42.973 7.627 92.634 13.246 1.963 38.354 3.685 21.083 20.661
February 28.622 37.708 12.834 41.536 9.267 2.251 44.515 2.824 4.181 9.528
March 27.17 21.849 21.389 29.378 6.497 1.964 17.669 6.132 8.891 5.944
April 14.547 6.546 10.193 11.391 6.077 0.712 8.233 1.314 4.398 2.176
May 6.889 2.914 4.927 6.996 2.876 1.853 3.137 0.961 1.78 2.802
June 1.627 0.921 0.958 1.513 0.462 0.741 0.976 0.105 0.228 2.022
July 0.096 0.482 0.03 0.432 0.101 0 0.091 0 0 0.05
August-September 1.199 0 0.332 0.315 0.545 0.094 0.007 0.006 0 0.077
Total 97.4 140.2 63.6 191.8 93.9 12.3 116.4 17.9 48.889 44.897 1.336

 

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