Lahj, Dhalie suffer from drought [Archives:2004/701/Local News]

January 8 2004

Some areas of the governorates of Lahj and Dhalie have lately suffered from a severe wave of drought leading to draining away of subterranean waters there.
This problem has affected people needs of drinking water in addition to dwindling of water in some wells of those regions. Sources attribute the cause of the problem to scarcity of rainfalls in addition to some water projects that are not operative because of some problems between the residents of the areas as every side wants to pump waters for its own benefit as well as to water exhaustion as a result of some agricultural projects such as qat plantations.