Weather front swells reservoir supply by 1 to 5 days

Focus Taiwan
By Huang Chiao-wen and Keoni Everington

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The Water Resources Agency estimated that as of noon Tuesday, the recent weather front’s torrential rain has boosted the water supply of the northern reservoirs of Baoshan (寶山水庫), Second Baoshan (寶二水庫), and Yongheshan (永和山水庫) by five days each.

The Shimen (石門水庫) and Tsengwen (曾文水庫) reservoirs increased their water supply by three days and one day, respectively, for use by households and the industry.

Thanks to the recent weather front, the reservoirs have had their thirst quenched ever so slightly, with the Shimen Reservoir Water District currently implementing third-phase water restrictions of five days on and two days off. As of noon, the cumulative rainfall reached 11.1 mm, the equivalent to an estimated 1.69 million tons of reservoir inflow, increasing the water supply by about 3 days.     [FULL  STORY]

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