The existing 134 micro-dams and 254 water reservoirs in the Southern region are holding sufficient amount of water thanks to the showering of good amount of rainfall.
Mendefera, 7 August 2010 – The existing 134 micro-dams and 254 water reservoirs in the Southern region are holding sufficient amount of water thanks to the showering of good amount of rainfall.
The head of soil and water conservation Desk in the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the region, Mr. Measho Tesfamariam, indicated that on top of their significant contribution in easing potable water supply problem in the region, the sources of water would play major role in promoting irrigation farming.
The local inhabitants stated that traveling long distance to fetch water for themselves and their cattle would now be now more thanks to the micro-dams and reservoirs that are holding enough amount of water.
Reports indicated that the aforementioned sources of water in the region are currently irrigating a total of 3,700 hectares of vegetable farming, which in turn is bringing about noticeable improvement in the people’s standard of living.
Moreover, the Mai-Aron micro-dam has already accumulated abundant amount of water, and that the demand for potable water supply in Mendefera town would no more be an issue of concern.
At present, the micro-dams of Sesewe, Una-Fer’on, Seled, Adi-Bahro and Azaih already hold enough amount of water, the reports added.