Cyprus Mail

Water reserves jump to 34 per cent

Around 18 million cubic metres of water flowed into the island’s reservoirs over the weekend, lifting reserves from 27 per cent last Friday to 34 per cent by Wednesday Water Development Department official Andreas Manoli told the Cyprus News Agency.
The inflow was more than that of last year in total, which was 12 million cub metres, he said, adding that 2013 had been the worst year since 2007.
He also said they expected significant further inflows in the coming days with snow and rain continuing though not as much as flowed in over the weekend.
Both the Kalopanayiotos and Arminou dams overflowed in the past few days but both are small reservoirs. The former has a capacity of 360,000 cubic metres and the latter 4.3 million.
The bigger reservoirs remained low on supply, Manoli said.

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