Typhoon Noul brought little rainfall

Typhoon Noul brought little rainfall
NASA satellite image of Typhoon Noul.

TAIPEI - As Typhoon Noul skimmed along the east coast yesterday, it brought patchy rainfall that failed to quench the thirst of local reservoirs, the Water Resources Agency said.

According to the WRA, Mudan Reservoir in Pingtung gained 50 millimeters of rainfall, the highest amount received among all reservoirs in Taiwan.

Techi Reservoir in Taichung got 8.5 millimeters of precipitation, which is estimated to have added 870,000 cubic meters of water.

Shihmen Reservoir, which is in desperate need of water, accumulates 3.2 millimeters, or about 480,000 cubic meters.

The Gaoping River Dam, the main source of water supply to Kaohsiung City, received 2.8 millimeters, and the current flow is estimated to be 10.1 cubic meters per second.

Jiahsien Dam in the southern city was bestowed with a similar amount of rainfall, and the water flow is pegged at 2.35 cubic meters per second.

Zengwen Reservoir in Chiayi and Nanhua Reservoir in Tainan had almost no additional infusion of water.

The WRA said that given the little precipitation collected, hopes are now placed in the coming monsoon and Tropical Storm Dolphin recently formed to the east.

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