Fill rate of dams reaches 28.9% until January 24 (ONAGRI)

(TAP) – The fill rate of Tunisia’s dams reached 28.9% during the period from September 1, 2022 to January 24, 2023, according to the monthly note “Figures of the month” published by the National Observatory of Agriculture (ONAGRI) on Friday.

The total water stock amounted to 671.4 million cubic metres, compared with 1142.1 million cubic metres in the same period last year, down 41.2%.

According to ONAGRI, water stocks in dams are distributed as follows: 89.9% in the north, 8.7% in the midland and 1.4% in the Cap Bon.

The Moula, Barbara and Kamkoum dams are estimated to be 99.6%, 90.2% and 94% full respectively.

As for the inflow of water into the dams, it reached almost 172.2 million cubic metres until January 24, compared to 781.6 million cubic metres during the same period last year, significantly down, according to the observatory.

Regarding the rainfall situation, ONAGRI estimates that the rainfall recorded until January 24, which amounted to 41.3 mm, remains “low” compared to the same period last year.

The rainfall deficit ranged from 44% in the north-west to 84% in the south.

Source: TAP News Agency