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Dams Continue to Dry Up

In Central Java, four dams with capacities ranging from 6 million cubic meters to 10 million cubic meters have dried up and 5,000 hectares of agricultural land have no irrigation water supply. The four dams are Botok and Brambang Dams in Sragen regency and Kedunguling and Plumbon Dams in Wonogiri regency.

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A tour boat captain moors his boat on the edge of Sutami Reservoir, commonly called Karangkates Reservoir, in Kecopokan hamlet, Senggreng village, Sumberpucung district, Malang regency, East Java, on Friday (14/9/2018). The drought lowered water levels in the resevoir by about 8 meters from the highest position during the rainy season, which reaches a height of 272.04 meters above sea level.

UNGARAN, KOMPAS – More dams across the regions are drying up. Effective water management is urgently needed to prevent national food production disruptions.

In Central Java, four dams with capacities ranging from 6 million cubic meters to 10 million cubic meters have dried up and 5,000 hectares of agricultural land have no irrigation water supply. The four dams are Botok and Brambang Dams in Sragen regency and Kedunguling and Plumbon Dams in Wonogiri regency.

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