Cloud-seeding, cold front add to reservoir levelsBy Shelley Shan / Staff reporterSpring rain brought by a cold front that arrived on Monday night, aided by cloud-seeding operations, could add more than 16.6 million tonnes of rainwater to the reservoirs in northern and central Taiwan, the Water Resources Agency said yesterday. The front’s arrival prompted it to begin cloud-seeding operations at 9:40pm on Monday — over Shihmen Reservoir (石門水庫) in Taoyuan, Second Baoshan Reservoir (寶二水庫) in Hsinchu County, Yongheshan Reservoir (永和山水庫), Minde Reservoir (明德水庫) and Liyutan Reservoir (鯉魚潭水庫) in Miaoli County — and again at 1:40am yesterday, the agency said. The rain could expand to southern Taiwan, but with reduced intensity before more cold air arrives, he said. Starting today, the nation would be under the influence of the northeast monsoon, the bureau said. Tomorrow’s temperatures are to rebound as the northeast monsoon weakens and rain eases, the bureau said.
Source: Taipei Times March 10, 2020 15:56 UTC