Hot weather causes dam levels to dip


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 27 Feb 2005

KLANG: The current hot spell has caused water levels at all six dams in the Klang Valley to dip over the last two weeks. 

In terms of overall water storage, Klang Gates recorded the lowest reading with 76.71%, followed by Sungai Selangor (78.46%), Sungai Langat (83.69%), Sungai Semenyih (86.98%), Sungai Tinggi (90.99%) and Sungai Batu (91.18%), 

However, the situation would be critical if the levels drop to 50% capacity. 

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) executive chairman Tan Sri Rozali Ismail said despite the reduction of the water levels at all six dams, there was no cause for alarm at this stage. 

He said the current water reserve was sufficient for three months' continuous use.  

He said the low water levels at the dams were due to the lack of rainfall over the last two weeks while water consumption increased by 10% due to the hot weather. 

“We are hoping for some rainfall at the water catchment areas soon,” Rozali said after officially launching the company’s consumer-friendly campaign here yesterday.  

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