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Drought response team formed as Shihmen Reservoir falls below 30% capacity

Drought response team formed as Shihmen Reservoir falls below 30% capacity

2024-03-28

Taiwan’s water woes are worsening. Shihmen Reservoir is now below 30% capacity, while Hsinchu’s first and second Baoshan reservoirs are just above 30%. Premier Chen Chien-jen says a response team has been formed to combat the drought.

Chen Chien-jen
Premier
Rainfall has underperformed since the start of the year, averaging just 30% to 60% of historical averages. There’s also been high water demand for spring irrigation. We have asked the Ministry of Agriculture to assist farmers in using pond and river water for irrigation. Currently, we are in the second half of the spring dry season. As the seasons change and we enter the rainy season, the plum rain season, the government must prudently address the potential for extreme rainfall brought on by climate change.

The premier said spring rains have been scarce this year, and that artificial cloud seeding has had limited success. He said that central and local governments are working together on water resource management, to ensure a reliable supply to households and businesses nationwide.

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水情吃緊! 石門水庫剩3成水量 旱災應變小組成立

2024-03-28

全台多地水情吃緊,尤其石門水庫水位持續下降,蓄水量快跌破3成、包括新竹寶山 寶二水量也都剩三成多,因此行政院長陳建仁表示,經濟部水利署已經成立旱災應變小組,展開抗旱大作戰。

[[行政院長 陳建仁]]
“今年1月到現在,降雨明顯偏少,僅為歷年平均的3到6成,再加上農業春耕整田用水需求量大,我們也請農業部持續協助農民,加強使用埤塘用水,或者是河川取水,來做好相關的灌溉用水管理。目前台灣已經進入春季枯水期的後半段,在季節交替,進入豐水期,梅雨來臨之前,政府需要審慎因應氣候變遷,導致極端降雨的不確定性。”

行政院長陳建仁坦言,今年春雨偏少,之前部分水庫實施人造雨效果不佳,中央與地方已經提早因應,展開水源調度及抗旱大作戰,要確保民生及產業用水無虞。

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