News Local Dams still 91% full, rain at 154% of average since October 1

Dams still 91% full, rain at 154% of average since October 1


The island’s dam are 91.2 % full with more than four times the water that was available on the same day last year.

Figures from the Water Development Department show that there are currently 263.7 million cubic metres of water in the dams. Total capacity is 290.8 mcm. On the same day last year, dams were only 20.4% full, with a total of 59.324 mcm.

The dams have benefited from abundant rains. Met office figures show that total rainfall in the government-controlled areas since October 1, 2018 to today was 761.3 mm which is 154% of the average (495.6 mm)

Initial figures show that total rainfall in the first eight days of July was nil, compared with the 2.6 mm average for the month. Rain was recorded in Prodromos (6.2 mm), Saittas (1.2 mm) and Larmaca Airport (0.2 mm).

Paphos’ three dams (Asprokremmos, Kanaviou and Mavrokolympos)  are 96% full compared to 25.2% on the same day last year.

Nicosia’s dams ( Vyzakia, Xyliatou and Kalopanayiotis) were 94.4% full (33% on the same day last year) while the dams in the Polis area (Evretou, Argakas, Pomos and Ayia Marina) were 92.7% full (40.4% last year).

The dams on the southern conveyor (Kourris, Kalavasos, Lefkara, Dipotamos, Germasoyia, Arminou, Polemidhia and Achna) which account for 65% of total capacity are 89.1% full compared to 15.6% on the same day last year.

Kourris, by far Cyprus’ biggest dam, is 95.5% full compared to a meagre 15.3% last year.

Read more

Top Stories

Paphos court begins extradition process to US of Sparks Group suspect hacker

Paphos district court on Monday begins the process of examining a US request for extradition of an arrested in Cyprus suspect into an alleged...

Democrats smash fundraising records after Ginsburg death

Democratic donors smashed fundraising records after the death on Friday of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, funnelling more than $90 million to...

Cyprus President to also address United Nations at 75th anniversary

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday joins world leaders who will come together, virtually, to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. His speech...

Cyprus FM says Turkey chooses to escalate tension in Cyprus’ EEZ

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides who is in Brussels for Monday's EU Foreign Ministers Meeting has said that Turkey chooses to further escalate tension in...

Partly cloudy, temperatures to rise to 34 C inland

Monday will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and possible thunderstorms inland and in the mountains as well as in the south and east...


Chicken with okra and bulgur wheat

Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the okra until golden. Remove the okra, lay out in an oven tray and sprinkle with...

Swordfish with aubergines

To toast the sesame seeds: place sesame seeds in a small non-stick frying pan over low heat and stir until you begin to smell...


Just a little before serving, heat the broth and add the ravioli. (If the ravioli is frozen you don’t have to defrost). Heat them...

Seafood kebab with avocado salad

Place the mussels, shrimps and salmon in a bowl together with tarragon and lemon zest. Season and cover, keeping in the fridge for 15...