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Reservoirs barely helped by heavy weekend rains

Total inflow into the reservoirs from rainwater over the past three days amounted to just 86,000 cubic metres.

The rains over the past weekend had a negligible effect on the water level in the island’s dams, officials said on Monday.
Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, acting head of the Water Development Department Andreas Manoli said total inflow into the dams from rainwater over the past three days amounted to just 86,000 cubic metres.
Millions of cubic metres of rainwater would be needed to make a significant difference to the water levels, Manoli added.
Following a dry winter, water levels in the island’s dams are currently at just 36.3 per cent of capacity.
And the situation is not expected to change dramatically by the end of the year, said Manoli.
Although he ruled out the prospect of water cuts, he urged the public to conserve.
Water produced from desalination should cover all demand, the official said.
“We hope the water situation will improve next winter. If not, then we will have a problem,” Manoli said.


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