UAE to harness collected rainfall

Rainfall in early January resulted in the collection of more than 400,000 cubic metres of rainwater from various dams and barriers located across the United Arab Emirates...

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Rainfall in early January resulted in the collection of more than 400,000 cubic metres of rainwater from various dams and barriers located across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), especially in the northern region, according to Ministry of Environment and Water.

Heavy rain was experienced all over the country, particularly in the northern region of Ras Al Khaimah and the inclined areas of Al Tawyeen, Naheela, Al Beeah, Qada’a, Ghalila and Shaam.

H.E. Engineer Mariam Mohammed Saeed Hareb, assistant undersecretary of water resources and nature conservation ffairs, Ministry of Environment and Water, led a group of dam management consultants and engineers from the Ministry to inspect the dams and barriers where the rainwater was collected.

The conserved amount of water across six dams in the northern region of Ras Al Khaimah reached around 425,000 cubic meters. Rain also showered heavily in the eastern region in Sakamkam Valley in Fujairah, harvesting a total of 15,000 cubic meters.

Collectively, the total amount of water collected in the dams reached around 440,000 cubic meters.

The move is part of the Ministry’s implementation of an operational plan to administer, monitor and operate dams and barriers based on technical standards and requirements.

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