According to the Star, the current hot weather is causing even the rivers and canals in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah to dry up.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department said this hot spell will continue until May as it is made worse by the El Nino phenomenon.
The Drainage and Irrigation Department also reported that 3 dams are at the critical levels - apparently the Bekok dam in Johor is almost dried up, having only 0.96% of water storage left. The other 2 are Johor’s Machap dam and the Klang's Gates dam.
The department also warns of several rivers in Perlis, Johor, Kedah and Pahang having low levels of water.
Kudat, Sandakan and Tawau in Sabah, are now under drought alert. Apparently water rationing have already started in some areas in Negri Sembilan and Johor.
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