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Weather front swells reservoir supply by 1 to 5 days

Weather front swells reservoir supply by 1 to 5 days

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The Water Resources Agency estimated that as of noon Tuesday, the recent weather front's torrential rain has boosted the water supply of the northern reservoirs of Baoshan (????), Second Baoshan (????), and Yongheshan (?????) by five days each. The Shimen (????) and Tsengwen (????) reservoirs increased their water supply by three days and one day, respectively, for use by households and the industry. Thanks to the recent weather front, the reservoirs have had their thirst quenched ever so slightly, with the Shimen Reservoir Water District currently implementing third-phase water restrictions of five days on and two days off. As of noon, the cumulative rainfall reached 11.1 mm, the equivalent to an estimated 1.69 million tons of reservoir inflow, increasing the water supply by about 3 days. Due to the rececnt rainfall, the Hsinchu Baoshan and Second Baoshan reservoirs (the Shangping Weir catchment area), and Miaoli Yongheshan Reservoir (???????) also received an estimated 510,000 tons of water each, boosting supply by about five days. In the tightly restricted Tsengwen Reservoir, the cumulative rainfall of 20.2 mm resulted in an estimated 1.01 million tons of inflow, only increasing the water supply for people's livelihood by one day. As for the Kaohsiung area, the situation is less optimistic. The Water Resources Agency said that water flow in Kaoping River did not demonstrate any noticeable change thus far as the current only flows at 7.6cms (cubic meters per second). Subsequently the impact of rainfall into the upper catchment on the flow of river water needs to be closely monitored. (By Huang Chiao-wen and Keoni Everington) Editem/sc


Updated : 2021-09-24 20:48 GMT+08:00