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AMMAN: After a long and hot summer, Jordan’s water reserves have hit record lows, with major dams being less than 15 percent full, officials said, warning of a looming water crisis amid a delayed onset of the wet season. Omar Salameh, spokesperson for the Water Ministry, told Arab News that “water reserves at all Jordan’s dams have dropped to critical levels of less than 15 percent.” Acknowledging that a drop in water storage is normal at the end of summer, Salameh added: “But this is unprecedented. Never in the history of Jordan has such a percentage been recorded.” The official...