Taiwan’s winter drought second worst in 70 years: agency

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/03
By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) The drought that Taiwan experienced from December to February

(CNA file photo)

was the second worst the island has faced in the past 70 years, and the consequences are still being felt today, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said Monday.

In view of Taiwan’s depleted water reserves, the WRA said its current goal is to not impose second-phase water rationing in any part of Taiwan before the end of April and to avoid third-phase water rationing before the end of May.

A persistent dry spell between December 2016 and Feb. 22 resulted in the second lowest amount of winter precipitation in Taiwan since 1947 and started to dry up reservoirs, according to the agency.    [FULL  STORY]

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