In the Naip dam, which meets the drinking water needs of Süleymanpaşa, the central district of TEKİRDAĞ, the water level dropped due to the lack of precipitation. TESKİ General Manager Turhan Toprak stated that the occupancy rate of the dam, which was 66 percent in 2020, decreased to 28 percent in January 2023; ‘Right now Tekirdag We see that 1/4 of the water requirement of the Süleymanpaşa center is approximately 6.5 million cubic meters of water required for 1 year. When it goes like this, it seems that we will not be able to support Süleymanpaşa with surface waters in the coming period, and we will try to provide water directly with underground waters,’ he said.
The water level of the Naip Dam, which meets one-fourth of the drinking water needs of Tekirdağ’s Süleymanpaşa district, has decreased significantly. The pump, which was supposed to be completely submerged in the dam and pumped water to the city’s drinking water line, remained on the surface due to the decrease in water. It was observed that many measuring poles measuring the water level of the dam were also exposed. It has been reported that there are dangerous decreases in underground waters as well as dams in Tekirdağ, where 86 percent of the drinking water is met from underground waters.
‘JANUARY AVERAGE 23-24 KILOGRAMS PER SQUARE METER’
Turhan Toprak, General Manager of TESKİ (Tekirdağ Water and Sewerage Administration) made a statement on the subject, ‘When we look at the precipitation average of Tekirdağ, we have data for the past 32 years. The average, which we received from our provincial directorate of meteorology, was 600 kilograms per square meter. When we look at the realizations in recent years, especially the average of 2022 is 350 kilograms per square meter. Therefore, we see a 50 percent decrease in precipitation. Again, in January averages, we see that while the long-term average is 58 percent in Tekirdağ, the average in January, especially in the last 2 years, is 23 and 24 kilograms per square meter. This shows that we are facing a significant drought in recent years.
‘THE DAM NEEDS WATER FOR 1 YEAR’
Toprak said that the Naip dam meets the water needs of one quarter of the central neighborhoods in Tekirdağ’s Süleymanpaşa district; “When we look at the end of 2022, when we come to the present day, the occupancy rate of the dam was 66 percent in 2020, while it was around 40 percent in 2022. Therefore, we see that the water requirement of 1/4 of the Tekirdağ Süleymanpaşa center in the dam is approximately 6.5 million cubic meters of water for 1 year. When it goes like this, it seems that we will not be able to support Süleymanpaşa with surface waters in the upcoming period, and we will try to provide water directly with groundwater. This is an important cost for us. We can say that there is a significant risk with the decrease of groundwater. In order to prevent climate change in this regard, it is necessary to make important breakthroughs in the country and around the world. Again, with this awareness, our citizens should make significant efforts to save water.
‘THRAKIA REGION IS GOING TOWARDS WATER FACILITES’
Soil stated that the drought caused by the lack of precipitation caused water problems in many cities across the country; “As for drinking water, the decrease in dams may not affect us significantly, since 86 percent of our city’s drinking water is supplied from groundwater. However, within the framework of the latest data we have received, the continuous increase in the industry, especially in the Thrace region, and depending on the industry, the population especially Corlu, Cerkezkoy and Kapaklı regions, our underground water reserves in these regions have also decreased significantly. The water level has dropped below the danger zone. In this regard, DSI took the necessary measures and took these regions as Çerkezköy, Kapaklı, Çorlu, KirklareliWhen we pass to Visa ve Luleburgaz have declared their areas as closed areas. Therefore, we are at the point of not giving permissions for drilling underground water wells here. The Thrace region has now started to go towards water scarcity. There is a great risk both in terms of surface waters and groundwater. In order to prevent this, it is necessary to take decisions at the high level of country policies. Industry needs to change direction. It is necessary to change the direction of the population. If we do not do something at the world level in terms of climate change, global warming and climate change will take our region among the arid places. (DHA)
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