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Iran: Water shortage in Isfahan region

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Isfahan Province official Mansur Shisheh-Forush said that rains from this and last year have not compensated for the drought of previous years in Isfahan, "Jomhuri-yi Islami" reported on 20 January. Water behind the Zayandeh Rud Dam is 45 percent lower than normal, he said. According to "Iran Statistical Yearbook, 1380 (March 2001-March 2002)," which is the official publication of the Statistics Center of Iran, inflow at the Zayandeh Rud Dam was 939 million cubic meters, and this water was used for hydroelectric-power generation, agriculture, human consumption, manufacturing, and other purposes. BS
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