Iran Reservoirs Critically Low

Curtailment Of Water Intensive Crops Planned

28 Feb 2022 by Local Press Report

The water stored in Karkheh Dam in Khuzestan Province is 1.3 billion cubic meters less than the amount in the dam at this time of last year and Karoun Dam water storage has declined by 1 billion cubic meters, which shows the critical condition of water reserves in the southwestern province, managing director of the provincial water and power organization said. Considering the current decline in rainfall, prevailing drought and in order to tackle water shortage, Farhad Izadjou added that the cultivation of water-intensive crops such as paddy and corn is banned in Khuzestan next summer, IRNA reported.

Source: Financial Tribune