News ID: 95881
Publish Date : 26 October 2021 - 23:32

TEHRAN — Iran’s capital is suffering its worst drought in half a century, a water resources official said Tuesday, citing a 97 percent drop in monthly rainfall compared with last year.
Tehran has had 0.4 millimeters of rain since September 23, compared with 14.3 mm over the same period in 2020, said Muhammad Shahriari, deputy director of the company that supplies the region.
“Groundwater and surface water are at a critical state and there has not been a similar drought for the past 50 years,” he was quoted as saying by Iran’s ISNA news agency.

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