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Rainfall surpasses normal January levels but reservoirs still lacking

Kouris dam

The met office said on Thursday that rainfall this month had surpassed normal levels for this time of year.

According to data, rainfall in January reached over 120mm corresponding to 124 per cent of the rainfall recorded during the same period last year. The biggest quantity of rainfall in January was recorded in Stavros tis Psokas with 278 millimeters, Platania with 258 and Prodromos 247, all mountainous areas.

On a positive note, according to data published on Thursday by the Water Development Department, inflow into reservoirs located around the southern pipeline increase by about three per cent compared to the previous year.

Even so, the total water capacity of all reservoirs around the island is still only at 17 per cent, around 10 percent lower than January last year.


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