The popular Greek island of Mykonos faces a serious drought risk this summer unless immediate measures are taken to avert water shortages, local sources report.
The water level at the island’s main reservoir is exceptionally low and local officials say a new desalination plant is needed. Experts estimate that, unless there is significant rainfall over the coming weeks, Mykonos will only have adequate water for the next four months.
Municipal authorities on the island are expected to announce measures in the next few days aimed at curbing wasteful use of water and planning the construction of a desalination plant to supplement dwindling water supplies.
If there are problems during the tourist season, vessels may be dispatched to ferry additional water supplies to the island, sources said.