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Mard inspects reservoirs of Northern provinces

by VTV405 August 2019 Last updated at 10:18 AM

VTV.vn - After the passing of storm Wipha, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development conducted an inspection of reservoirs in the northern provinces.

In Bắc Giang province, Khoanh Song reservoir has a capacity of about one million m3. Due to storm Wipha, water levels had reached over 100% of design capacity. In order to proactively respond to the storms, the province has actively developed a disaster prevention plan to respond to emergencies.

In Lạng Sơn province, the delegation directly visited Nà Cáy reservoir.

The reservoir has a capacity of 5.5 million m3 and water levels at 7.8m, with over 0.2m of overflow. The reservoir is now at a safe level. According to the General Department of Irrigation, the Northern region has a total of more than 2,600 reservoirs.

Currently, the amount of water stored in the average irrigation reservoir has reached 60-75% of the design capacity. Of these, there are 81 damaged irrigation reservoirs that have not been repaired.

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