Wed, 10 Aug 1994

Water level drops in Jatiluhur

PURWAKARTA, West Java: Officials expect the Jatiluhur dam to continue to be able to provide water to local rice fields despite a severe drop in its water level.

Director of the Jatiluhur Authority Muhamad Ulama said the water level has fallen by between eight and nine meters, but stressed that such a reduction is considered usual during the dry season.

The dam's capability to support irrigation will remain steady even if the level drops by 12 meters, he said as quoted by Antara. (par)