The lack of rain in Cyprus led to the decrease in the levels of water in the dams down to 22% of their full capacity. This is 2 times less, than last year.
The Department of the Water Development stated that the biggest dam in Cyprus “Kouris” is only 11% full.
The shortage of fresh water is a long standing problem for the island. There are no large fresh water lakes and most of the rivers dry out during the summer months. The government tries to resolve this matter by building artificial water storage, desalination plants and extracting ground water.