Source: Radio Zamaneh
he Mehr News Agency reports that the "unprecedented" heat has caused a significant fall in water sources for Tehran, and residents will have to face periodic water cut-offs on a daily basis.
Related report by Hamshahri daily, Tehran
City officials have announced that with a five- to 10-percent decrease in water usage and temperatures not rising beyond 40 degrees Celsius, the water shortage problems will be resolved.
However, water usage has reportedly hit a "historic record" in Tehran, while the temperature in the capital has risen as high as 42 C in recent days.
The lack of precipitation has caused similar problems for the city of Yazd.
Experts claim Iran will face a general 10-percent decline in precipitation in the next 90 years, causing most of its underground water to dry up.
Water shortages strike rural areas in Iran - Up to 600 rural areas in various regions of Iran are facing critical water shortages. The Tasnim News Agency reports that Sattar Farhadi, the head of Charmahal Bakhtiyari Province, reported today that residents in 250 villages in the province are struggling with a severe water shortage. 7/19/13
Iran's Water Crisis: A Bigger Threat Than Israel?
Issa Kalantari, the minister of agricultural under president Hashemi Rafsanjani, told Ghanoon newspaper this week that the water crisis is the "main problem that threatens" Iran, adding that it is more dangerous "than Israel, America or political fighting" among the Iranian elite. -Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
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