Typhoon Conson brings Sanya reservoirs ‘back to life’
Typhoon Conson wreaked havoc in Sanya but brought this year’s
biggest rainfall to the thirsty city
Typhoon Conson made a powerful landfall in Sanya last Friday evening, bringing this year’s biggest rainfall to the thirsty city, reports Xinhuanet.
According to Sanya’s flood control and drought relief office, as of 8:00am July 17, the total reservoir storage capacity in Sanya increased 8.74 million cubic meters. The increase will greatly ease the water shortage situation in the city.
Sanya launched a Drought Level III (Water Supply Warning) on July 8 in response to the severe water shortage since the beginning of the year.
The Sanya Shuiyuanchi Reservoir, where the storage had hit the dead storage level, received about 800, 000 cubic meters of rainwater brought by the typhoon.
The average rainfall in Hainan Province was 372.25 millimeters since January, 31 percent down from the average volume in the same period the 2 past years.
Translated by WOX Sanya
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