Tehran Province’s waterworks department reports that most important dams in the province will run out of water in 37 days.

In a report published Saturday in the Sahrvand daily, Mohammad Parvresh says high consumption and a lack of precipitation are leading to a complete loss of water in the Lar and Latian Dams, two of the most important dams in the province.

The head of the Ministry of Power also reports that 500 cities across the country are in critical condition in terms of water resources and need immediate attention.

At least 12 large cities in the country are faced with serious water shortages, which means 23 million people will have to face the consequences.

Water shortages have led the Ministry of Power to look into importing water from neighbouring countries such as Tajikstan.