The Ongoing Harmful Effects of Drought in Cuba

2017-06-28 09:40:51 / / Translated by: JC Caballero

The Ongoing Harmful Effects of Drought in Cuba

Even though there are some provinces which have improved their water availability in its reservoirs, the drought continue being serious in Cuba.

Reviewing the last statistics from the National Hydraulic Resources, the current tendency of the 242 reservoirs of the nation are showing a 38.8 percent of its filling capacity and that is to say that there are over 9.000 million of capacity that store 3500 million of square meters of water.

The westernmost Pinar del Rio province is the most favored one of the Cuban territory by the most recent rains as it shows over 60% of the filling of its reservoirs, and even though, that parameter presents a much better tendency in Artemisa, Cienfuegos, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba provinces and the especial Isla de la Juventud municipality.

The most unfavorable and related problems are observed in Ciego de Ávila province, Santi Spíritus province, Villa Clara province, Camaguey province, Guantánamo province, Matanzas province and Havana one, respectively.

As it is observed, it is the higher percent of the national territory that shows a disadvantageous situation in terms of the water availability which forces everyone to continue carrying out a more rational and efficient use of that important liquid.

By José Cabrera Peinado

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