By: Huang Ya-chuan and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) The Water Resources Agency (WRA) warned Friday of water
shortages in Taoyuan and parts of New Taipei, as the water level in the Shimen Reservoir has continued to drop in recent months due to scant rainfall.
Starting Friday, the water supply signal for Taoyuan and New Taipei’s Banqiao and Xinzhuang districts was changed from blue, which indicates that supplies are normal, to green, which indicates that supplies are slightly tight, the WRA said after a meeting on the issue.
In December and January, rainfall accumulated in the Shimen Reservoir totaled only 26 millimeters and 21 millimeters, respectively, accounting for 35 percent and 24 percent of the past averages for the two months, the WRA said. [FULL STORY]