EghtesadOnline: Rainfall in Iran's six main catchment areas has plunged 40% since the beginning of the current water year in Sept. 2020.
EghtesadOnline: Average precipitation since the beginning of the current water year (Sept 23, 2019) until June 14, shows a 27-millimeter, or 8%, decline compared to the same period last year.
EghtesadOnline: Agricultural yields are expected to increase by 3 million tons, thanks to the good rainfall recorded in the current Iranian year (started March 20).
EghtesadOnline: The Agriculture Ministry has temporarily lifted restrictions on rice cultivation in the country after it had announced plans to gradually limit and ultimately ban the production of this staple crop in all provinces, except the provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran, amid fears of drought.
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: Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23) almost 140 millimeters of rain fell in Iran, 22% above the long-term average, head of Weather Forecasting Office at Iran's Meteorological Organization 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: Heavy rainfall in the southern Hormozgan and southeastern Kerman and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces in the past few days has damaged houses, bridges, power/water infrastructure, flooded many streets, blocked roads and displaced people.
EghtesadOnline: Recent rainfall has by no means eased Tehran’s water crisis that has been a source of serious concern for years, managing director of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater 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.