Istanbul faces drought as reservoir dries up

Only 0.32% of water remains in the Paducdere reservoir, according to the Istanbul Water and Canalization Office, its lowest level ever.

Istanbul faces drought as reservoir dries up

World Bulletin / News Desk

One of ten reservoirs in Turkey's Kirklareli, which provides water for Turkey's most populated city Istanbul, has completely dried out due to drought.

Only 0.32% of water remains in the Paducdere reservoir, according to the Istanbul Water and Canalization Office, its lowest level ever.

A lack of rainfall and unusually high temperatures this winter in the region has left the reservoir, which has been providing Istanbul with 60 million cubic meters of water annually since with was opened in 2000, empty.

Last Mod: 24 Şubat 2014, 11:14
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I am a supporter of Erdogan, but the biggest problem I have with Ak Party and Erdogan is they do not know the consequences of cutting down all the trees is drought and famine in Turkey. Turkey needs to plant 5 billion trees oak and maple and cherry trees to reverse drought in Turkey