KUALA LUMPUR: Strange as it may sound, cloud seeding is still being carried out by the Government to fill dams around the country despite the recent heavy downpour.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau said the current wet spell was not going to last and it was a case of making rain while there were clouds in the sky.
He said water levels at the dams were adversely affected by the dry weather due to the El Nino phenomenon.
“We have been greatly assisted by nature. There have been rains here and there,” he said after the launch of the 27th International Invention and Innovation Exhibition (ITEX16).
He pointed out that the current inter-monsoon rains will cease by the end of the month and will be followed by the normal dry period from June to September.
He said the next opportunity for cloud seeding would be in October.
“So that’s why we are trying to maximize rain harvesting this month until our dams are full,” he said.