Only Kedah's Malut Dam showing danger-level drop in raw water storage, says Nadma

PUTRAJAYA: Only the Malut Dam in Kedah is still showing a danger-level drop in raw water storage (28.5%) following the dry spell, says the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).

Quoting the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) in a statement, Nadma said that as of Monday (June 3), raw raw water storage at four other dams was at the alert level: the Muda Dam in Kedah (32.17%), Timah Tasoh Dam in Perlis (47.43%), Sembrong Barat Dam in Johor (47.64%) and Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang (47.9%).

It said that on May 30, the Irrigation and Drainage Department forecast drought over the Muda River Basin in Kedah.

On the heatwave, Nadma said that from Saturday (June 1) to Monday, no districts recorded a Level 1 status, with a daily maximum temperature between 35°C and 37°C for three consecutive days.

However, Mukah in Sarawak recorded a Level 1 heatwave status on Saturday.

"Throughout the period until Monday, no areas recorded a heatwave level in Malaysia. Between Tuesday and next Monday (June 4 and 10), it is expected that the same weather pattern will occur, with the maximum alert level issued being only Level 1,” said Nadma.

Meanwhile, it said from May 29 until Tuesday, two locations recorded unhealthy air quality, namely Alor Setar in Kedah with an air pollutant index reading of 104 and Kuala Dungun, Terengganu with a reading of 180.

Based on its monitoring, Nadma said as of Monday, the cumulative number of heat-related illnesses rose to 93 cases from 88 on May 27, with 21 cases of heatstroke, 67 cases of heat exhaustion and five cases of heat cramps. – Bernama

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