water year

water year

[′wȯd·ər ′yir]
(hydrology)
Any 12-month period, usually selected to begin and end during a relatively dry season, used as a basis for processing streamflow and other hydrologic data; the period from October 1 to September 30 is most widely used in the United States.
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A report by the committee stressed that the Aswan High Dam is ready to receive the new flood of 2019/20 water year. The water year begins in August as the water levels start to rise due to a flood from the Abyssinian plateau, passing through Khartoum before reaching the Nasser Lake.
The new turbines will efficiently harness 95% of the power available from the water at the same flows used under the existing license, and that will result in almost 15,000 additional megawatt-hours for an average water year.
A report issued by the ministry said that the High Dam was prepared to receive the rise in water levels that marks the start of the 2019-2020 water year, which begins in August.
"The shift from ground to surface water is a great thing because it will keep groundwater as a strategic reserve whenever we have low flows or a bad water year. There will still be strategic reserve in the ground that you can access," he said.
Following the 2017 water year, researchers asked the same open-ended questions during one-hour semi-structured phone interviews with key water managers.
Esfandiaripour had announced in late December that a bigger volume of wheat is expected to be harvested this year due to increase in rainfall in the 2019 water year, reassuring that the country will still stay self-sufficient for wheat.
The water levels in Lake Urmia, located between Iran's East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan provinces, have increased by 31 centimeters during the current water year, compared to the levels from the previous year, Farhad Sarkhosh, head of West Azerbaijan's Lake Urmia Restoration Committee, told ILNA,Trendreports.
For starters the DENR which deserves all praises for having a breakthrough mindset, should immediately initiate an education campaign on the decreasing volumes and availability of water year round and the need for reduction in water consumption as well as water recycling or re-use.
"This is now Phoenix's 4th wettest month ever, the wettest October ever, as well as the wettest water year to date," (https://twitter.com/NWSPhoenix/status/1051290315548704768) NWS Phoenix tweeted on Oct.
The High Dam is prepared for the annual flooding of the Nile River for the 2018-2019 water year, which starts in August-Press Photo CAIRO -- 17 July 2018: The High Dam is prepared for the annual flooding of the Nile River for the 2018-2019 water year, which starts in August, as the necessary maintenance work has been carried out for its gates to regulate the flow of water and control the flood, according to Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati.
Looking at the broader canvas, the whole country periodically falls short of water year after year.

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