While the rain that has been pouring down since the night in Istanbul created great joy in Istanbul residents, the dam occupancy rates immediately came to mind. “What are the Istanbul dam occupancy rates? Are the dams full?" comes the question. Here is the latest situation according to İSKİ data…
Due to the lack of rainfall in the Marmara region in recent months, the occupancy rates of the dams remained at low levels. The occupancy rate of the dams supplying water to Istanbul is 37,61%, the lowest level of the last 10 years.
While winter precipitation in the Marmara region has decreased by a percentage compared to the average for many years, the water level in the dams has increased by 5 percent in the last 3 months. The decrease in the occupancy rate in Istanbul dams to 43.8 percent due to the decrease in precipitation brought the issue of water saving and protection of resources to the agenda again.
What is the dam occupancy rate in Istanbul?
According to İSKİ data, the general occupancy rate of dams in Istanbul is around 37,6 percent.
The occupancy rate, which reached one of its highest levels with 12 percent in March 89,05 months ago, dropped to its lowest levels as of March 2023.
The occupancy rate of the dams one by one is as follows;
- Ömerli dam: 56,72%
- Pabuçdere dam: 8,95 percent
- Sazlıdere dam: 32,53 percent
- Büyükçekmece dam: 30,1 percent
- Alibey dam: 11,96 percent
- Terkos dam: 31,98 percent
- Kazandere dam: 8,54 percent
- Elmalı dam: 32,71 percent
- Narrowness threshold: 47,49 percent
- Strandjalar dam: 41,59 percent
Occupancy Rates of the Last 10 Years
According to İSKİ statistics, the dam occupancy rates on February 23;
- 2013 percent in 89,5,
- 2014 percent in 35,1,
- 2015 percent in 94,9,
- 2016 percent in 87,7,
- 2017 percent in 89,3
- 2018 percent in 90
- 2019 percent in 94,
- 2020 percent in 64
- 2021 percent in 71,5
- In 2022, it was recorded as 89,51%.