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Only 80 days of water supply left in Malaysia's Klang Valley

Published on Apr 10, 2014 10:27 AM
Residents scoop water at Taman Setia Balokong, outside Kuala Lumpur on Feb 25, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS 

SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The water crisis in the Klang Valley could be the worst ever, with just about 80 days of supply left in two major dams - despite the daily rain.

The Sungai Selangor dam and Klang Gates dam - each have roughly just over two months of water supply before they hit the critical stage.

During Malaysia's worst recorded water crisis in 1998, 4.2 million people had to survive on 2,553 million litres per day (MLD), a shortage of 105 MLD.

This time round, 7.1 million people need 4,900 MLD but only 4,367 MLD is available - a shortage of 533 MLD.

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