Sudden rainfall alleviates the nation’s drought

The China Post
Date: March 25, 2015
By: John Liu

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A spike in rainfall over 24 hours infused the Shihmen Reservoir with 5.83 million cubic meters of water, which is equivalent to seven additional days of water supply.

Nevertheless, the added water will not stave off phase-three water rationing that is scheduled to start on April 1, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said yesterday.

The Central Weather Bureau forecast more rainfall for today and tomorrow. Precipitation on the west of the island subsided a little yesterday, but weather forecasters pointed out another mass of air from southern China approaching Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]