Rainfall pours 30 million cubic meters into dams in 24 hours

[29-05-2023 12:25 PM]

Ammon News - The recent downpour has channeled Jordan's dams with 30 million cubic meters (mcm) during the past 24 hours, raising the total storage in dams to 132.8 mcm (47.33 percent) out of their total capacity of 280.7 mcm, according to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

A statement released Monday by the ministry said precipitation rose to 125.3 percent from Jordan's long-term annual average of 8.1 billion cubic meters, constituting 158.9 percent of the total rainfall last year.

The southern Aqaba governorate experienced the highest precipitation of 59.2 millimeters in the last 24 hours, it added.

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