Norway’s water reservoirs are almost empty despite record rainfall

RainPhoto: Anna Atkins / Unsplash

It has been raining heavily in several places in the country in recent days. But it rained mostly in the lowlands, while the reservoirs are located in higher places.

This weekend, a number of precipitation records were set in Southern Norway, especially in Nittedal, Fåvang, and Moss. A new 24-hour record was also set in the capital.

In Western Norway, the reservoir level has not been as low in almost 30 years, while in Southern Norway, the minimum level approached last week.

It has been dry for a long time, and a good deal of precipitation is therefore sucked up into the ground rather than filling up the water reservoirs.

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