The North Water Bureau released flames in Luofu, upstream of the Shimen Reservoir, to carry out artificial rainfall enhancement operations.

(Provided by Beishui Bureau)

[Reporter Li Rongping/Taoyuan Report] The North District Water Resources Bureau of the Water Conservancy Administration of the Ministry of Economic Affairs took advantage of the front and passed through Taiwan. This (15th) morning, they carried out artificial rainfall enhancement operations in Shimen Reservoir and Baoer Reservoir respectively. In addition to ground and high-altitude flame bombs, the two reservoirs For rain enhancement operations, Shimen Reservoir is also conducting rain enhancement drone operations, hoping to inject more rainfall into the reservoir catchment area.

As of 11:00 this morning, the water level of the Shimen Reservoir dam was 227.61 meters (245 meters full), with a storage capacity of 83.63 million tons and a storage rate of 40.75%; the water level of the Baoer Reservoir was 134.28 meters, with a storage capacity of 12.47 million tons The water storage rate is 39.63%.

Guo Yaocheng, deputy director of the North Water Bureau, said that due to the lack of rainfall in recent days, the water storage rate has decreased. According to the forecast of the Central Meteorological Bureau, the South China rain system will move in today, and it is estimated that there will be 50 to 100 mm of rainfall.

In addition, according to the forecast of the Meteorological Bureau, it will wait until the rainy season in late May. Currently, the Feicui Reservoir supports Banxin area with more than 800,000 tons of water per day, and the Shimen Reservoir supplies Hsinchu with about 170,000 to 180,000 tons per day. It is estimated that the water supply will be stable before the end of May.

Guo Yaocheng said that according to the monitoring by the North Water Bureau in the morning, the clouds near the catchment area of ​​Shimen Reservoir and Baoer Reservoir are relatively low, which is suitable for artificial rainfall enhancement. The Luofu area of ​​the Shimen Reservoir also released a flame agent. This is the seventh time that Shimen has carried out artificial rainfall enhancement ground work this year, and the Baoer Reservoir is the fifth time this year. It is hoped that it will inject rainfall into the catchment areas of the reservoirs.

The North Water Bureau carried out artificial rainfall enhancement operations in the Baoer Reservoir.

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The North Water Bureau released flames in the upper reaches of the Shimen Reservoir to carry out artificial rainfall enhancement operations.

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The North Water Bureau carried out rain-increasing drone operations in the Shimen Reservoir, hoping to inject more rainfall into the water catchment area of ​​the reservoir.

(Provided by Beishui Bureau)

The North Water Bureau carried out rain-increasing drone operations in the Shimen Reservoir, hoping to inject more rainfall into the water catchment area of ​​the reservoir.

(Provided by Beishui Bureau)

The North Water Bureau is carrying out high-altitude flame bomb rainfall enhancement operations at the Shimen Reservoir, hoping to inject more rainfall into the reservoir catchment area.

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The water level of the Shimen Reservoir has plummeted, and a large part of the rocks on the shore of the catchment area have been exposed as the water level drops.

(Photo by reporter Li Rongping)

The water level of the Shimen Reservoir plummeted, and the water level markings of the dam exposed a large section as the water level dropped.

(Photo by reporter Li Rongping)