The UAE’s heavy rains brought some good news to the Emirate. It was able to save precious fresh water at a rate not seen in a quarter of a century. Following a post-storm inspection of some of the country’s 145 dams this week as part of a national tour, Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said to local news daily that reservoirs have reached high watermarks not witnessed in decades.
“We just did dam visits and we had more than 40 dams around the UAE which got filled from the last rain date. Out of 145 dams, more than 40 were almost full. Some of the dams have not been filled for 20 to 25 years,” Al Zeyoudi said. “We are so happy to see such dams get filled after a very long period.”