Many irrigation facilities have run out of water in Central Highlands (Photo: VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – A number of irrigation facilities in the Central Highland provinces have run out of water, though the dry season has just begun.

As a result, many local crops, especially coffee and rice, will face water shortages.

Only 185 out of the 770 water reservoirs in Dak Lak province contain sufficient amount of water, while 90 others have only 50 percent of their designed capacity.

Meanwhile, 135 out of the 159 irrigation works in Dak Nong province have their water under the normal levels. Of these, five have dried out.

Many lakes and streams in Kon Tum and Gia Lai provinces have also run out of water.

The Central Highland provinces have devised a master irrigation plan to last through 2020 and with a vision towards 2030.

Accordingly, the region will upgrade and build 2,168 irrigation facilities to serve 539,770 hectares of crops – mainly rice and coffee.-VNA