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PENANG’S water supply agency has faced a setback in its attempt to increase reservoir levels as the threat of drought looms over the state.

Cloud seeding operations recently undertaken by the Royal Malaysian Air Force over Penang skies have failed to yield any rainfall over the two major dams in the state.

Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) chief executive officer K. Pathmanathan said that despite deployment of the heavy RMAF aircraft, PBAPP could not record any rainfall happening during or after the cloud seeding operations.

"As such, these cloud seeding operations did not and will not increase the effective capacities of the two dams,” he said.

“The likely factors for this outcome are unfavourable atmospheric and cloud conditions," he said in a statement.

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