EghtesadOnline: Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23) up until November 22, more than 42 millimeters of rainfall was registered across Iran, a 23% increase compared to the average in the past half decade.
EghtesadOnline: Abundant rainfall in Iran this year has increased the risk of the deadly avian flu outbreak in chicken farms, says the head of Iran Veterinary Organization, Alireza Rafieipour.
EghtesadOnline: Since September 23 (the beginning of the current water year), water flowing into dams has reached 2 billion cubic meters -- up 87% compared to last year.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's apple production is expected to reach 4-4.5 million tons by the end of the current Iranian year (March 19, 2020), in view of the abundant rainfall experienced at the beginning of this year, the head of National Union of Agricultural Products said.
EghtesadOnline: Over 28 million people in Iran (about a third of the population) are living in water-stressed regions. Although this is still a large number causing serious concern, it has decreased by nearly 6.4 million compared to the past year due to good rainfall in the past months.
EghtesadOnline: Iran registered 293 millimeters of rainfall since the beginning of the current water year in September. Precipitation in nearly 7 months rose 200% compared to the same period last year, and 65% over and above the annual average registered over the past half century.
EghtesadOnline: Unprecedented rainfall in the past three weeks across the country has raised water levels in dams and 70% of the dams are now full, the energy minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Difference in the volume of rain falling in the west and east has reached over 1,000 millimeters.