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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Recent rains favor Camaguey dams

Camagüey, Oct. 10.- With more than 980 million cubic meters of water stored in its reservoirs, the province of Camagüey has 81.2% of its total capacity occupied, with 19 reservoirs currently pouring, a favorable situation due to recent rains.

Luis Mane Gómez, water resources management technician, informed the Cuban News Agency that the 12 dams destined to supply the population accumulate 84% of its volume, and eight of them are pouring, thereby exceeding the historical average recorded at this stage.

In the province of Camagüey, the one with the largest hydraulic infrastructure in Cuba, there are 54 reservoirs, of which 44 exceed half of its filling capacity, including those that are currently pouring, said the specialist.

The Jimaguayú dam, said Mane González, the largest in the territory with a 200 million cubic meter capacity, stands at 93.8%, to which constant surveilance is established.

According to the aforementioned entity, since the beginning of 2019 to date, rainfall in the territory behaves at 105% compared to the annual historical average of 1,283 millimeters of rainfall.

Only nine days after the beginning of October, the municipalities of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Minas and Nuevitas report accumulates above the historical average for this period, while Florida, Esmeralda, Camagüey, Jimaguayú, Santa Cruz del Sur, Najasa, Sierra de Cubitas and Guáimaro record more than half of the monthly average.

Meanwhile, the rainwater network indicates that only Sibanicú and Vertientes are below 50% of rainfall.

So far the monthly forecast issued by the Institute of Meteorology on its digital site is fulfilled, when estimating October - the last of the rainy period in Cuba-, as one of the rainiest months this year in the country.

The aforementioned website refers that the influence of the Atlantic anticyclone decreases considerably at this stage with respect to July and August, which together with the frequent passage of tropical waves and casualties, as well as the first frontal systems, propitiates the increase in rainfall (ACN) (Photo: Archive)