The water levels in the dams, which started to rise in Aydın with the rainy month of March, made the farmers smile.

The heavy rains, which were effective with the new year, also increased the occupancy rates of the dams throughout the province. While the danger of drought continues in many provinces of Turkey, the rain that fell in March in Aydın made us happy. The torrential rains that have fallen recently have given life to the soil. Rainfall also increased the occupancy rates in dams throughout the province. The rising water levels in the dams also gave hope to the farmers. In Aydın, which is one of the important agricultural cities, the occupancy levels of the dams, which are the lifeblood of the farmers, have also been determined.

Kemer Dam increased from 42 percent to 49 percent

The occupancy rate of Kemer Dam, which is located within the borders of Aydın and is one of the largest dams in Aydın with a water storage volume of 419 million 170 thousand cubic meters, which was 87 percent with 364 million 200 cubic meters on February 27, 2023, decreased by 52 percent on February 27, 2023. While it had a 42 percent occupancy rate with 174 million 800 thousand cubic meters, it reached 203 million 900 thousand cubic meters as of April 10, 2023, and the occupancy rate increased to 49 percent.

Adnan Menderes Dam increased from 31 percent to 34 percent

In the Çine Adnan Menderes Dam, which prevents the floods of the Büyük Menderes River, which is the biggest problem of Aydın, and feeds the Aydın plain and has a water storage volume of 350 million cubic meters, on February 27, 2022, the occupancy rate of 172 million 200 thousand cubic meters and 49 percent was determined on February 27, 2023. While it had a 31 percent occupancy rate with 107 million cubic meters with a decrease of 37 percent, it reached 120 million 300 thousand cubic meters as of April 10, 2023, and the occupancy rate increased to 34 percent.

Gökbel Dam increased from 14 percent to 16 percent

The occupancy rate of Gökbel Dam, which has a water storage volume of 12 million 730 thousand cubic meters, which was 25 percent with 3 million 200 cubic meters on February 27, 2022, decreased by 43 percent on February 27, 2023 and had an occupancy rate of 14 percent with 1 million 800 thousand cubic meters. As of April 2023, it reached 2 million cubic meters and rose to 16 percent.

Topçam Dam increased from 22 percent to 24 percent.

Topçam Dam, which has a water storage volume of 94 million 968 thousand cubic meters, had an occupancy rate of 40 percent with 37 million 700 cubic meters on February 27, 2022, decreased by 44 percent on February 27, 2023 and had an occupancy rate of 22 percent with 20 million 800 thousand cubic meters. As of April 2023, it reached 22 million 600 thousand cubic meters and reached 24 percent.

Karpuzlu Yaylakavak Dam increased from 60 percent to 71 percent.

The occupancy rate of the Karpuzlu Yaylakavak Dam, which has a water storage volume of 31 million 420 thousand cubic meters, was 91 percent with 28 million 500 cubic meters on February 27, 2022. As of April 10, 2023, it reached 22 million 400 thousand cubic meters and rose to 71 percent.

Karacasu Dam increased from 59 percent to 69 percent.

The occupancy rate of Karacasu Dam, which has a water storage volume of 22 million 50 thousand cubic meters, was 84 percent with 18 million 600 cubic meters on February 27, 2022. As of April 2023, it reached 15 million 300 thousand cubic meters and reached 69 percent.

İkizdere Dam increased from 16 percent to 18 percent.

In İkizdere Dam, which has a water storage volume of 194 million 960 thousand cubic meters, the occupancy rate, which was 18 percent with 34 million 900 cubic meters on February 27, 2022, decreased by 11 percent on February 27, 2023 and had an occupancy rate of 16 percent with 31 million cubic meters on April 10, 2023. reached 34 million 200 thousand cubic meters in its history and rose to 18 percent.

 Source:  Aydin Post (google translated)

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