By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 22 (CNA) The rain brought by a weather front in southern Taiwan on Tuesday should provide a much needed boost to the water supply at Tsengwen Reservoir (曾文水庫), the Water Resources Agency’s South Region Water Resources Office reported Wednesday.
The office estimated that 1 million cubic meters of rainfall fell in the reservoir’s catchment area on Tuesday and will make its way into the reservoir, which was at only 18.28 percent of capacity as of Monday at midnight.
Reservoir capacity had improved to 18.39 percent as of Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m., but that was still a very low level amid Taiwan’s worst drought in decades and may not be enough to stave heavy water rationing in the area. [FULL STORY]