Thursday, February 13, 2014

Malaysia to face water supply a problem if hot weather continues on

What do you think of the latest heat wave?

At first when I read that Malaysia will encounter cool air because of the coming winds coming from the direction of China, really brought my spirits high!

I thought, for once, we might have a cool Chinese New Year!

But then a few days later, seems like the hot dry spell has finally come and the cool winds are no more.
It seems to have arose with all its might and splendor..yet to reach its full glory

and what better news! the haze is back! yippie!! 
the thick dark black hazy smog coming from the desolation of smaug (NOT) but from our friendly neighbors does us no good as well..

so everyone, do remember to wear your mouth mask for protection against sickness and viruses such as flu, sinus, coughs, fever and ect...
yeah they are not major sickness..but getting sick is no joke! 
You dont want to even visit the clinics because it has become too costly / expensive too..(harga naik mer)

Here is an article about the possibility of water rationing and cloud seeding plans if this dry spell continues on:

Klang Valley folk to face critical water supply problem if hot weather persists – Bernama
February 13, 2014

Two million residents in the Klang Valley and Putrajaya may face a critical supply of clean water if the hot weather persists for three more weeks.
Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the level at Sungai Selangor and Klang Gate Dams are at below 60% capacity and would drop further if the hot spell persisted.

"Currently, the Sungai Selangor Dam has only 57.63% water left while the Klang Gate Dam has only 58%. Their levels can drop to 45% if there is no rain in 16 days.
"Although, the existing water available is under control, we must do something. If the drought continues, we may need to ration water," he told a media conference after a visit to the Sungai Selangor Dam in Hulu Selangor today.

The Sungai Selangor Dam in Kuala Kubu Baru, here, which can accommodate 220 cubic metres of water, meets 60% of the water need of the Klang Valley.

Mahdzir said he had ordered a meeting between the parties concerned to draw up measures if the water levels at the two dams continue to drop.

He said other than rationing water, other measures if stored water continue to drop to critical level, included cloud seeding.

"Cloud seeding will be carried out at Sungai Selangor catchment and other areas if the levels of the dams drop to 45% or 103.5 million cubic metres."

He said the drop in water level was also due to increased and high usage of water in the Klang Valley.
In the same development, he said the water levels of dams in Kedah, Perlis and Penang are under control despite the drought in the three states. – Bernama, February 13, 2014.


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