EghtesadOnline: Water shortage in Khoy County in West Azarbaijan Province has intensified with the depletion of groundwater aquifers, digging new wells and delays in building dams on rivers.
EghtesadOnline: Despite the good torrential rains, the amount of water flowing into dams in Iran from the beginning of the current water year (Sept 2019) until February 28 declined 34% compared to the same period last year, director of the Department of Water Operations at Iran Water Resources Management Company said.
EghtesadOnline: To help restore Lake Urmia, close to 270 million cubic meters of water will be gradually discharged into the troubled lake from four dams in West Azarbaijan Province over the next two months, head of Urmia Lake Restoration Project said.
EghtesadOnline: In the past dams were built with the aim of ensuring irrigation, power generation and supplying potable water. But now the attitude towards mega-dams has changed significantly, managing director of Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Tehran dams presently have 634 million cubic meters of water, up 85 million cubic meters compared to this time last year, managing director of Tehran Regional Water Company said.
EghtesadOnline: A whopping 3 billion cubic meters of water evaporates annually from dams nationwide, head of water technology development workgroup at the Presidential Office for Science and Technology said.
EghtesadOnline: Deluge in the past few days in southern and southeastern Iran has inflicted damages on cities, villages and roads and endangered lives. But at the same time it has helped fill dams that saw little water in years.
EghtesadOnline: Based on the March 2020-21 budget bill, close to $160 million will be allocated to dam construction in the next Iranian year.
EghtesadOnline: In the framework of the Lake Urmia Restoration Project, water from Shahrchay and Boukan dams was discharged into the troubled lake on Sunday, managing director of West Azarbaijan Regional Water Company said.
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.