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Map of Turkey showing the status of the Underground Waters

A map released by NASA, dams not only showed that the groundwater is also the threat of drought in Turkey. Posted by map in a large part of Turkey groundwater below the average level.

We survived with great difficulty across the world in 2021 after 2020 did not start very bright for Turkey. The occupancy rate of the dams of many cities in our country has dropped to critical levels. The occupancy rate of dams in Istanbul, the most populous city in the country to the lowest level in the last 15 years reached.

Rainfall rates in the second half of 2020, Turkey was below average in almost every month. Precipitation between October and December compared to the average between 1981 and 2010 Was 48% lower. However, the occupancy rate is not the only thing that will cause the dam to ring the bell of the drought in Turkey, but also there will be groundwater.

Turkey is in danger of groundwater

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NASA official in an article published on the website of Turkey’s place was given information about the status of the groundwater. Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) calculated by the satellite image above, showing the status of groundwater in Turkey as of January 11, 2021. The blue parts are the regions with more water than normal, the red and orange parts are areas with less than normal water is showing.

Groundwater can take an important place in irrigation and drinking water and can power rivers during dry periods. Renewal of groundwater that takes months to recharge slowly and steadily must also happen.

Although the occupancy rate of the dams in Istanbul, the most populous city of the country, has increased again with the recent rainfall, the decrease in the rainfall is a proof that the danger is still not over. Rainfall in the Konya Plain between July 2020 – December 2020 compared to the same period of 2019 Realized 38% lower.

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Source :
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147811/turkey-experiences-intense-drought