The Latest Situation in Istanbul Dams Is Critical!

The Latest Situation in Istanbul Dams Is Critical!

According to İSKİ data, the water level in the dams, which decreased to 28.75 percent this year, was measured as 35.08 percent as of today, after the snowfall. The latest situation of the dams, which had an 80 percent occupancy rate in the same period of 2022, is alarming.

The low rainfall in Turkey in recent months and the decrease in the water occupancy rates in the dams brought the risk of drought to the agenda. The fact that the precipitation is outside the seasonal norms in the coming months strengthens the possibility of a decrease in the water level in the dams.


Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Water and Sewerage Administration (İSKİ) announced this year’s data. According to the announced data, the water level in the dams, which decreased to 28.75 percent this year, rose after the snowfall and reached 35.08 percent as of today. However, the water occupancy rate in Istanbul dams, which was 80 percent in 2022 compared to the previous year, has decreased significantly recently.

Istanbul dams


The occupancy rates of the dams are 11.43 percent in Alibey, 32.29 percent in Büyükçekmece, 39.23 percent in Darlık, 36.61 percent in Elmalı, 49.11 percent in Istrancalar and 3.32% in Kazandere. it happened. it happened. It was recorded as 49.44 percent in Ömerli, 6.86 percent in Pabuçdere, 33.72 percent in Sazlıdere and 32.72 percent in Terkos.


According to the data, the amount of precipitation falling on the dams this year was 99.91 kilograms per square meter. While the accumulation volume of dams and ponds providing water to the city was 868 million 683 thousand cubic meters, the amount of water was recorded as 304.71 million cubic meters as of today.

Istanbul dams


Daily water consumption in Istanbul was 2 million 883 thousand cubic meters as of yesterday. The amount of water taken from Melen and Yeşilçay this year was 106.07 million cubic meters. The amount of water supplied to the city from drinking water treatment plants in Istanbul this year was determined as 153.33 million cubic meters.


According to İSKİ statistics, dam occupancy rates dated February 23 are 83.3 percent in 2013, 29.84 percent in 2014, 95.59 percent in 2015, 86.6 percent in 2016, 87.28 percent in 2017, 2018. In Turkey, it was recorded as 79.96 percent and 91.28 percent in Turkey. In Turkey. 62.69 percent in 2019, 52.29 percent in 2020 and 80.31 percent in 2022.

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