News Local Water levels at dams rise to 31.1% of capacity (video)

Water levels at dams rise to 31.1% of capacity (video)

Fresh inflows of water into the dams as a result of recent rains has pushed up levels to 31.1% of capacity,  more than twice those on the same day last year.

According to figures published by the Water Development Department on its website on Tuesday,  total water levels in the dams stand at 90.422 million cubic metres (mcm) — equivalent to 31.1% of total capacity. They were 40.489  mcm or 13.9% of capacity on the same day last year.

So far in January, 42.271 mcm of water has flowed into the dams, twice that for the entire month last year. Water inflow into the dams since October is 60.001 mcm which is more than 44.891 mcm collected over the period of October 2017 to 2018.

The highest inflow of water into the dams recorded in the past 10 years was in  2011-2012 which saw levels boosted by 191.754 mcm. In contrast, 2015-2016 was a very bad year with an inflow of only 17.907 mcm.

As a result the abundant rains, five small dams  have overflowed — Argakas, Pomos, Mavrokolymbos, Xyliatos and Kalopanayiotis.

But officials are keeping their eyes on the three biggest dams — Kourris, Asprokremmos and Evretou which together account for most of the island’s water capacity.

Kourris dam, the island’s biggest is 24% full (compared to 8% last year), Asprokremmos  41.5% (19.2% last year)  and Evretou 46.2% (29.2% last year).

 

Η υπερχείλιση του φράκτη Ξυλιάτου είναι πλέον γεγονός (βίντεο από τον εκδρομικό χώρο).

Η υπερχείλιση του φράγματος Ξυλιάτου είναι πλέον γεγονός (βίντεο από τον εκδρομικό χώρο).

Publiée par Τμήμα Δασών sur Mardi 15 janvier 2019

Video of Xyliatos dam posted by the Forestry Department.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/water-levels-at-dams-rise-to-28-3-of-capacity/

Top Stories

Coronavirus: 109 new cases, two deaths on Tuesday

The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced the death of two people in Cyprus due to Covid-19. This raises the Mediterranean island’s death toll from the...

Health Minister to announce process of covid measures relaxation on Wednesday

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Wednesday will announce the way the strict coronavirus measures now in effect in Cyprus will be gradually relaxed after...

Scientists in Greece find 20 million year-old petrified tree

Greek scientists on the volcanic island of Lesbos say they have found a rare fossilized tree whose branches and roots are still intact after...

Turkey bans parties at ski resorts after Covid curfew backlash

Turkey has banned music and parties at ski resorts after footage of crowded party scenes provoked anger in a country which has endured two months...

EMGF Agreement set to be ratified on Thursday

The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday decided to speed up the ratification of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Statute of the East Mediterranean...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...