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DR. YUSUF DEMİR: WE HAVE A SERIOUS RISK OF DROUGHT IN BLACK SEA REGION

Diminishing rainfall in recent months across the Black Sea region has led to a decrease in the water level in stream beds and dams along with a drop-off in drinking water resources. Experts stated that the region received half of the rain this year and that there is a serious risk of drought.

“We could not receive the rainfall as we needed”

Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMÜ) Faculty of Agriculture, Head of the Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Professor Dr. Yusuf Demir warned against the ongoing drought risk in parallel with the decrease in rainfall.

Indicating that from the beginning of 2020, serious difficulties experienced in terms of this side of the climate data in Turkey, Prof. Dr. Demir said, “This process continued with a winter drought that started in the winter months, we received certain rains in certain periods of the spring, even if insufficient, we had rainfall that would save the first spring. This puts us in serious concern.”

“If it continues like this during the winter months, especially if it continues with winter drought, 2021 seems to be a bit difficult,” Dr. Demir added…

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