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Morocco’s Dams Filled up to 49.9 Percent

Fill Rate of Morocco’s Dams Nearly 70%

Rabat – The fill rate of Morocco’s main dams has reached nearly 49.9 percent, the equivalent of 7.6 billion cubic meters (m3) of water, compared to 8.9 billion m3 (58.3 percent) recorded last year, as announced by the Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water, and Environment.

The department noted the decrease of water supplies in some dams compared to the same period last year, such as Ahl Souss dam in Agadir (from 100 percent to 99.9 percent), while Nakhla dam in Tetouan, Bouhouda in Taounate, Sidi Said Maachou, Mokhtar Soussi, and Imi El Kheng in Souss Massa maintained their optimal fill rate of 100 percent.

Other dams recorded an increase in water supplies, such as Timinoutine, Daourat in Settat, and Dkhila in Souss Massa, registering a fill rate of 95.1 percent, 86.9 percent, and 69.9 percent compared to 61.9 percent, 68.2 percent, and 48.9 percent, respectively, in the same period last year.

On the other hand, several dams saw their fill rate decrease, in particular Garde Sebou in Kenitra (from 100 percent to 32.8 percent), Yacoub Mansour in El Haouz (from 94.1 percent to 68.4 percent), Aoulouz in Souss Massa (from 92.5 percent to 53.5 percent), and Lalla Takerkoust in El Haouz (from 82.6 percent to 19.1 percent).

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