Tunisia- Dams: record fill rates in several governorates


Since the second half of 2018, and especially at the beginning of the year, the rainfall situation has improved significantly, touching even the worst as the last years have been marked by aridity and an alarming drought. In recent years, the water deficit has reached around 700 million m3

With the significant amounts of rain recorded in recent months, Tunisian dams revive. Indeed, they were able to be bailed out and recorded their highest levels for several years. Reserves have thus increased by 725 million m3, since a year ago, reaching more than 1566 million m3, which represents 70% of the capacity of the dams. All governorates recorded an above-average rainfall rate with the exception of Kebili, Sfax, Tozeur, Gabes, Sidi Bouzid, Gafsa and Mahdia governorates.

It is the dams of the governorate of Beja that have had the lion's share with more than 835 million m3 of water, and it is the largest dam in Tunisia, Sidi Salem in Testour, which has the highest filling rate. high, estimated at 87% (500 million m3). Northern Tunisia holds 85% of the strategic water reserves.


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