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Beneficial precipitation certainly but nevertheless insufficient

The Kingdom has experienced in its various countries and regions significant precipitation in the form of rain and snowfall, which should have somewhat positive repercussions on the level of the reserves of dams and water reservoirs and fill somewhat groundwater in distress.

Hence a bit of optimism in the farming sector and in particular among farmers who are also recovering from a year of drought unequaled for decades. Also to use the formula dedicated to such a situation, these recent precipitations are beneficial since without any doubt will contribute to improve the production of the various cultures of which devote our fellahas.

To this end, Lahoucine Aderdour, President of the Moroccan Interprofessional Federation for the Production and Export of Fruits and Vegetables, explained that “the precipitation we are witnessing today should bear its “fruits” so to speak and by the way “after three months”.

He went on to say “that with these beneficial rains and this abundance of water, the dams and the water tables (underground water) recover the lack caused by the drought. This will automatically be reflected in agricultural production”. He further stated that “thehe heavy snow that Morocco has experienced and sometimes even in regions unaccustomed to this phenomenon will contribute to the supply of the water beds of the wadis and thus mitigate the impacts of the drought that the country has experienced in recent years. ”.

For his part, the vice-president of the Moroccan Confederation of Agriculture and Rural Development (Comader), Rachid Benali, had stressed in a very recent interview with MoroccoLatestNews that agriculture in Morocco needed as much rain as possible. . Indeed, Benali reported that regions such as Doukkala, Abda and surroundings did not experience the same abundance of rainfall as the cereal regions of Chaouia, or the Saïs plain and that of Gharb which should experience much better yields. agricultural.

That said, the agricultural season still needs rain and precipitation to achieve adequate production. Indeed, the sThe daily situation of the main large dams in the Kingdom on Monday February 27, 2023 is almost identical to that of a year earlier, posting a rate of 33.3% against 32.7% in February 2022. This means that the shortfall for a normality of the season will be hard to fill.

The reserves of the Kingdom’s dams, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Equipment and Water, amount to 5317.1 million cubic meters. The Al Wahda dam is the one with the best level of filling with 2062.1 million cubic meters. It is followed by the Oued El Makhazine dam with 559.7 million cubic meters, then the Idris first dam with 294.6 million cubic meters. However thehe Al Massira dam still displays a still critical threshold with a filling rate of barely 4.8%.

These figures were recorded after the heavy rainfall experienced by the Kingdom in its various regions over the past few days, indicates the General Directorate of Meteorology, which occasionally sends us figures through the number of millimeters of rain fell in one day in the cities of the Kingdom and which oscillated between 9 millimeters to less than one millimeter with peaks for, in Tangier 30 mm, in Beni Mellal (12), and in Tetouan (11).



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