12 April Monday

Water Level Rises to 80,14 Percent in Istanbul Dams

Water levels in the dams supplying the city have reached 80,14 percent, easing the stress on its water system.

Recent rain and snowfall have been good news for Istanbul, as the city was troubled by drought fears earlier this year. Water levels in the dams supplying the city have reached 80.14% thanks to the precipitation.

Data from the Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration (İSKİ) showed that water level in Istanbul dams were at just 19.1% on Jan. 8, when the city’s water supplies were at alarmingly low levels, but increased by almost 60% in three months.

The highest water level was recorded in the Ömerli Reservoir at 97 percent, while it was 95 percent in the Darlık, 94 percent in the Elmalı and 86 percent in the Istrancalar reservoirs.

The city, which relies on reservoirs and large ponds for water for its more than 15 million inhabitants, consumes 2.9 million cubic meters of water on average each day.

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