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Postby Londonrake » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:09 pm

.................... are looking pretty dire.

Total stock is now 28%. This time last year (not a good one in itself) the level was 37%. With only 8 weeks or so to go it begins to look like a long, dry summer could be on the cards.

I'm not sure what impact desalination will have upon this.

http://www.cyprus.gov.cy/moa/wdd/wdd.ns ... enDocument

Although quite small and used for agriculture there's a problem at Polemidia, too.

"Water in the Polemidia reservoir in Limassol has been polluted by chemical waste from the nearby Vati landfill...........

..............Adamou later told the Cyprus Mail that the water is also used for irrigation.

The WDD told us that the water used for irrigation is pumped from two metres underground and that it is not affected by the pollution. We told them that this has to stop,' Adamou said"


http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/03/09/pollu ... ff-limits/

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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:46 pm

I am not sure if the snow on Troodos has melted, yet. If not, that will help. Yes, things look dire, but they would have been even worse if we had not had that really rainy spell in December and January. As it is, there is enough water to get through one summer.
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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby Get Real! » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:09 pm

There was plenty of rain this year and snow that melted after that… even today it rained here… what happened to all that? :?
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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby Londonrake » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:10 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:I am not sure if the snow on Troodos has melted, yet. If not, that will help. Yes, things look dire, but they would have been even worse if we had not had that really rainy spell in December and January. As it is, there is enough water to get through one summer.


I hope you're right. I have fond memories of 2008, still. :shock:
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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby Londonrake » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:12 pm

Get Real! wrote:There was plenty of rain this year and snow that melted after that… even today it rained here… what happened to all that? :?


If you look at the bottom right, inflow levels. December was good. January outstanding. The rest though looks pretty grim.
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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby Pyrpolizer » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:37 pm

Get Real! wrote:There was plenty of rain this year and snow that melted after that… even today it rained here… what happened to all that? :?


It enriched underground resources!
Instead of announcing the annual water fall (which imo was quite high this year) they like announcing the storage % of dams (that depend specifically on the amount of rain and snow on the mountains) as if we totally depend on dams for our water needs. They do this constantly to scare people....
Many areas of Nicosia get their water from deep wells around Nicosia. The whole southern Morphou area gets water for irrigation from wells too...
The dams will only affect those getting water for irrigation from the Southern Conveyor, mainly the Kokkinochoria at Famagusta district.
Cyprus is the place for ALL LIES AND DISTORTION, we learned that much from the Cy Problem at least... :o
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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:07 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:It enriched underground resources!

Good point! Does someone have estimates of how drained the underground resources are?

As for the snow reservoirs, keep in mind that no more than approx 1 cm of normal precipitation equals 10 cm - or even more - of dry snow (normally it will collapse quite a bit before starting to melt)

Londonrake wrote:I hope you're right. I have fond memories of 2008, still.

Can you remember how low it got before the major cities started their rationing?
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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby Cap » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:09 pm

agree with GR, it was a pretty fkn wet winter this year. Especially in Paphos. Where did it all go?
Maybe it was more localized downpours rather than general? Who knows.

Anyway tomorrow and Sunday, we're gonna get hit with some serious downpours.(PanCyprian)
Let's hope those mysterious 'holes' in the dams are plugged up, cos these rains might also go to waste...
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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:19 am

Londonrake wrote:I hope you're right. I have fond memories of 2008, still. :shock:

I thought that was 2007 but anyway... what a horrible year! :?

Big business for water suppliers and (secondary) water tank suppliers though...
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Re: Cyprus Reservoir Levels

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:14 am

CrookedRiverGuy wrote:Can you remember how low it got before the major cities started their rationing?


That won't happen now because there is sufficient desalination capacity to keep households supplied. Desalination is expensive, though.
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