Further adding to the blaring alarms was a weak northeast monsoon, due to which city’s four main reservoirs — Red Hills, Chembarambakkam, Cholavaram and Poondi have shrunk and dried up.
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Despite all of their natural advantages, though, residents of Beirut are sorely lacking in one basic ingredient of life – water.
Beirut’s roads attest to this reality, as they often get clogged with water tanks, whose roaring engines provide a backdrop to the sounds of the city.