After what feels like forever, the rain finally stopped falling in Cyprus on Wednesday afternoon and we’ve had dry days since then – but I hear that’s not expected to last for very long :-(
We took a short drive from our house up the back of Ypsonas and headed up to Kouris Dam during my half day off on 1st February, 2012 and took a few snapshots of the largest dam in Cyprus.
It’s currently over 65% full so not sure if we’ll get any “overflow” on it this time.
The last time the dams overflowed in Cyprus was in February 2004 – just a few weeks before our permanent residence on the island of Aphrodite.
It’s not so long since we were experiencing water cuts on an almost daily basis and below is a photograph we took from the dam at Kouris then.
And now compare it to the photos below taken on Wednesday.
Kouris Dam, Limassol – Cyprus. 1st February 2012
But it’s a very different story in the West of the island in the Paphos districts.
The second largest dam in Cyprus, not too far from Paphos airport (the Asprokremnos Dam) has already hit the top and bubbled over on Friday 27th January 2012.
Video footage courtesy of Lloyd (Yakflyer) on Paphos People forum
I think it’s about time that some websites had a bit of a rethink about their wording of Cyprus having 360 days of sun over the year!
We’ve just had the recorded wettest winter since 1902….