Istanbul dams give alarm | 9-year low, two dams about to dry
The occupancy rate of the dams in Istanbul, where extreme heat has been effective in recent days, has fallen below 40 percent. The occupancy rate of the dams in the city was measured as 39.84 percent. This rate has been measured as the lowest occupancy level since 2014.
Istanbul’s dams continue to sound the alarm after rising temperatures and dry days.
According to ISKI data, the occupancy rate in dams has dropped below 40 percent today.
HOT AIR INCREASED evaporation
As a result of increased evaporation due to heat and increased water use, the occupancy rate measured today decreased to 39.84 percent.
As of July 21, 2022, the occupancy rate was measured as 69.38 percent.
LOWEST LEVEL IN THE LAST 9 YEARS
In the measurements made by İSKİ on July 21, this occupancy rate was recorded as the lowest level of the last 9 years.
Finally, after the occupancy rate, which was measured as 20.08 percent on 21 July 2014, it was measured as 60.61 percent in 2020, 65.85 percent in 2021 and 69.38 percent in 2022.
THE FULLEST DAM OMERLI
About half of the water in Istanbul dams is in a single dam. While the occupancy rate of Ömerli dam, one of the important dams of Istanbul, is measured as 72.64 percent as of today, this value constitutes 49.4 percent of the water stored in Istanbul.
It is stated that the reason for the high occupancy rate in the dam is the transfer of water from the Melen Stream of the dam lake.
BUILDING TWO DAMS
Both dams supplying Istanbul with water have almost dried up. While the water level in Kazandere Dam was measured as 7.09 percent, the water level in Papuçdere Dam was recorded as 4.51 percent.
THE LATEST SITUATION IN ISTANBUL DAMS
The occupancy rates of the dams that supply water to Istanbul are as follows:
- Alibeyköy Dam: 21.05 percent
- Büyükçekmece: 21.18 percent
- Stenosis: 56.2%
- Apple: 30.71%
- Wires: 34.63 percent
- Kazandere: 07.09 percent
- Ömerli: 72.64 percent
- Papuçdere: 4.51 percent
- Sazlidere: 23.45 percent
- Terkos: 28.43%