Reservoirs are now at 66 per cent capacity with 192 million cubic metres from a total capacity of 291 million cubic metres after a wetter than average December, January and February in which 104 million cubic metres flowed into the reservoirs.
There’s an old saying, ‘March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb’. Very true in Cyprus!
In 2009, March has been a very wet month. Water shortage? Maybe not now!
September 2008 – Cyprus’ dams remain almost dry at just 4.5% of their total capacity and the water shortage remains an issue for the island.
It’s been a difficult summer for much of Cyprus as water shortages have forced rationing in most of the island except Paphos Region.