EghtesadOnline: Dams across Iran has the capacity to hold 50.5 billion cubic meters of water, but currently only 39% of their total capacity is filled, which is due to lower precipitation in the past water year (September 2020-21).
EghtesadOnline: Karkheh and Dez dams in Khuzestan Province, which overflowed two years ago due to torrential and unprecedented rainfall, are now about half empty and considering the sizzling summer temperatures in the southwestern province and high water consumption, the two dams may have difficulty supplying water for drinking, agriculture and power generation purposes.
EghtesadOnline: Challenges in the face of water shortages in Iran have been long dubbed as a major crisis but the reality is that the country now is on the verge of water bankruptcy, the chairman of the Technical Committee for Flood Evaluation & Dam Safety at the Iranian National Committee on Large Dams said.
EghtesadOnline: Eight dams are in different stages of construction in Lorestan Province, managing director of the provincial Regional Water Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Two dams, Molla Sadra and Tang-e-Khomar, were inaugurated in southern Fars Province on Tuesday. Located 140 kilometers from the provincial capital Shiraz, the first dam will help expand farming in the region, a deputy energy minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Water stored in dams across Iran has reached 26.63 billion cubic meters, which is 1% less than the same time last year, the Energy Ministry news portal Paven reported.
EghtesadOnline: Water stored water in dams around the catchment area of Lake Urmia has decreased by 30% compared to last year, managing director of West Azarbaijan Regional Water Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Dams are built to help protect against the potential loss of life and properties that can be caused by flooding.
EghtesadOnline: The construction of Emarat Dam in Germi County in northwestern Ardabil Province is near completion, managing director of Ardabil Regional Water Company said.
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.