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UAE feeds aquifers with reservoir water

Ministry opens dam barrier gates in central region to release water after rainfall.

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The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water has opened the central region dams’ barrier gates and released reservoir water to feed aquifers in the surrounding area.

The Shoka Valley dam, which stores 275,000 m3 of water, was the first opened by the Ministry. The Philly 2 Lake dam accumulated 200,000 cubic meters, and the Almansib dam collected 150,000 cubic meters.

The program aims to spread water in the largest possible expanse across the designated regions in order to effectively contribute to feeding aquifers and enhancing their quality.

It is also an important element of the Ministry’s 2014-2016 operational plan which strongly emphasises the strengthening of the operational efficiency of dams and water installations.

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