Severe drought in Turkey: Istanbul can run of water in months
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India, Jan. 19 -- Several of the city's aquifers have recorded the lowest volumes recorded in 15 years
Most of Turkey has been under intense drought from the beginning of the year, after consecutive seasons of little or no rainfall, the Nasa Earth Observatory reported.
This has put agriculture in the Mediterranean country under threat. Istanbul, its most populous city, can run out of water in months, officials said.
In 2018, the South African city Cape Town witnessed similarly severe droughts that threatened to cut off water supply for the enitre town. Water reservoirs that supply to 3.7 million people had dipped to below 20 per cent.
Last year was the driest year for Turkey in five years, with every province receiving below-average r...
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