The stock of the Tangier dams is 43.23 percent

Until Friday, the dams in the Tangier-Tetouan-Alhucemas region registered a deficit of 306.32 million cubic meters of water compared to last year.

A report from the General Directorate of Water, attached to the Ministry of Equipment and Water, indicates that the collection of water from the large dams in the Tangier-Tetouan-Alhucemas region amounts to 744.48 million cubic meters, which is equivalent to a filling rate of about 43.23 percent of the dams’ total capacity of 1,721 million cubic meters.

On August 12 last year, the total water stock was 1,050.8 million cubic meters, with a filling rate of over 61.03 percent.

The water reserve of the Wadi al-Makhzen dam in Larache, the largest dam in the region, is 363.6 million cubic meters, with a filling rate of about 54 percent, compared to 530.4 million cubic meters last year (78.8%), followed by the Dar Khroufa dam with 140.6 million cubic meters (29.3 percent).

At the level of dams located on Tangier-Asilah soil, the April 9, 1947 dam registered a stock of 40 million cubic meters (13.3 percent), while the Ibn Battuta dam has a stock of about 4 .6 million cubic meters (15.7 percent). ).

While at the level of dams located on the ground in the Tetouan region, the water reserve of the Sherif Idrissi dam is 104.7 million cubic meters (86.1%), the Nakhla dam is 2.98 million cubic meters (70.7%), and the Samir dam in M’diq-Fnideq has a stock of 34.6 million cubic meters (88.9%).

In Fahs-Anjra province, the reservoir of the Moulay El Hassan bin El Mahdi dam is 16.4 million cubic meters (69.9 percent), and the reservoir of the Tanger Med dam is 21 million meters cubic (95.5%).

In Chefchaouen, the water reserve of the Chefchaouen dam is about 11.3 million cubic meters (92.4%), while in the province of Alhucemas, the reservoir of the Abdelkrim El Khattabi dam reaches 4, 1 million cubic meters (34.8%), and the Juma Reservoir Dam of 0.6 million cubic meters (10.7 percent).

It should be noted that, given the situation of water stress that the Kingdom is going through, the Ministry of Equipment and Water launched, on June 30, a campaign to raise public awareness of the need to reduce water waste, with a duration of two months that intends to “sound the alarm” in the face of the drought, and as well as sensitize the public about the sensitivity of the situation. The campaign targets all segments of society, whether urban or rural residents, as well as farmers, for responsible and reasonable consumption of water.