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Dams filling rate reaches 34.2% (ONAGRI)

The filling rate of dams reached 34.2%, from September 1, 2023 to February 21, with stocks estimated at 791.9 million m3, according to data published, on Wednesday, by the National Agricultural Observatory (Onagri).

As of February 15, 2024, water inflows into the dams were limited to 455.8 million m3, down significantly compared to the average recorded in recent years (1051.5 million m3). It should be noted that 95% of this water is supplied by the northern dams, while the waters of the central and Cap Bon dams represent only 4% and 0.6% respectively.

Water supplies during this period were higher than those recorded a year earlier (259 million m3). It should be noted that the filling level varies from one dam to another. The filling rate of Sidi Salem dam represents 36% , while the filling level of the two dams of Sejnane and Sidi SaSd amounts to 29% and 23% respectively.

Regarding those of Bouhertma and Joumine, the filling level was, respectively, at 56% and 26%.

Onagri also reported a decrease in the q
uantities of rainfall over the last 4 months, reaching 84.5 mm, against an average, during recent years, of nearly 144.5 mm, which represents a rainfall deficit oscillating between 27% and 68% (depending on the region).

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse