Arab Weather - The Ministry of Water and Irrigation said that the recent air depression raised the volume of cumulative rain falling from the beginning of the rainy season on all governorates of the Kingdom until this morning, about 6436,3 million cubic meters, accounting for 78.5% of the long-term annual rate, while providing The recent atmospheric depression of rain water and the flow of valleys and dams during the past 48 hours amounted to about 3.5 million cubic meters (1,250 million cubic meters), bringing the total storage of the dams to 90.2 million cubic meters, 32.1 percent of its storage capacity, which currently stands at 280 million cubic meters.
The Jordan Valley Authority stated that the storage ratio for the same period last year in all dams amounted to 35.75% of the total storage, indicating that the storage in the northern and central dams designated for irrigation purposes in the King Talal Dam amounted to 46.5 million cubic meters with a storage rate of 69.4 % of the total reserves, the Wadi Al-Arab Dam 8.6 million cubic meters with a storage rate of 51.2%, the Sharhabil Dam 1.8 million with a storage rate of 45.2%, the Kafranja dam 3.4 million with a storage rate of 43.6%, and the Shuaib Dam 1.25 million with a storage rate of 43.6 percent 100% storage, and the Kafran dam 6.6 million, with a storage rate of 78.2% of the dam’s storage capacity.
She added that the storage ratio of dams that are used for drinking and irrigation purposes is very low, namely Al-Wahda Dam, with a storage rate of 16.4%, and Mujib dam, with a storage rate of 3.3% of the total stock, while the storage rate in the Al-Walah dam, which is used for underground feeding, reached 13.3 percent. She added that the southern dams, which are used for irrigation, industrial uses and groundwater nutrition, have very few storage rates, namely the Tannour Dam with a percentage of less than one percent (1%), the Zarqa Ma’in Dam with a storage rate of 13.7%, and the Karak and Lajjun dams are less than 12% of their total reserves. The rainwater that entered the dams from the beginning of the rainy season recorded about 47,285 million cubic meters in all dams.
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation indicated that the quantities of water that fell on the Kingdom during the past 48 hours amounted to 480.2 million cubic meters, focused on the capital Amman, 180 million cubic meters, and Mafraq, 125.5 million cubic meters, while the amounts of rain fell on Al-Balqa’ 54.8 million m3, Irbid 32.2 million m3, Zarqa 26.7 million m3, Madaba 17.7 million m3, Ajloun 12.4 million m3, Karak 9.5 million m3, Tafila 4.9 million m3 Maan, 2.6 million cubic meters, while Aqaba did not record any precipitation.
Regarding the amount of rain falling during 48 hours, the capital recorded 24.5 mm, Balqa 31.5 mm, Madaba 15.1 mm, Zarqa 8.7 mm, Jerash 30 mm, Mafraq 7.7 mm, 18.5 mm, Ajloun 26. 7 mm, Karak 5 mm, Tafila 2.8 mm, Ma'an 0.6 mm, while the Aqaba monitoring stations did not record any precipitation.
The percentage of rainfall from the beginning of the season to the long-term average was recorded in Irbid Governorate 107.2%, Balqa 103.2%, Amman 96.6%, Ajloun 92.5%, Zarqa 80.6%, Madaba 67.6%, Ma'an 61%, Jerash 54.8%, Mafraq 57.9%, Karak 56.4%, Tafila 39.7%, Shobak 38.8%, while the quantity in Aqaba reached 183.8%.