News Local Water released from dam to prevent flooding

Water released from dam to prevent flooding

Authorities are releasing water from Dipotamos dam to prevent it flooding and damaging property in the village of Ayios Theodoros Larnaca, Phileleftheros reported on Saturday.

It said that the Pentaschinos river crosses the village and should the dam flood it may carry with it houses and other constructions that were built. Many of the constructions in the river bed are illegal, it said.

The Dipotamos dam has a capacity of 15.5 million cubic metres. It is currently 97% full. Authorities are releasing about 1,000 cubic metres a day to keep the dam from filling to capacity. Should there be heavy rain, any excess will be manageable, the paper added.

Two rivers merge near Dipotamos to create the Pentaschinos river. The dam was built in 1985 where the two rivers merge to store water to irrigate the Pentaschinos valley. Most of the dam is within the municipal boundaries of Pano Lefkara and the remainder within the limits of Kato Lefkara.

Dipotamos dam has flooded twice since it was built.

Top Stories

New record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: 152

The Health Ministry announced 153 new COVID-19 cases on 20 October, out of 4,410 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 839. The break-down of...

Stench in Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari due to farms and burned garbage

Citizens of Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari contacted philenews and complained that at the Kafkalla location some people threw a huge quantity of garbage and set...

Police chasing suspects in Paphos

Members of the Anti-Narcotics Unit who were watching some suspects for drug trafficking, according to first information, chased a suspicious vehicle which tried to...

71-year-old dead in accident

During an accident that took place this morning in the district of Nicosia, 71-year-old Andreas Alexandrou from Kato Moni of Nicosia District lost his...

Rain and hail in Lympia and Xylotympou (PHOTOS)

Rain and hail were seen in various areas of Cyprus. Social media users published photos from Lympia and Xylotympou. (philenews)

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...