Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Español
  • English
  • Português
  • Esperanto
  • العربية
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • Follow Us on
  • Radio Habana Cuba en Facebook
  • Radio Habana Cuba en Twitter
  • Radio Habana Cuba en Youtube
  • Canal RSS principal
  • sent_message

Drought Continues to Besiege Cuba

Havana, March 17 (RHC/ACN) – In Cuba, drought continues to take a toll on both the economy and society. An expert with the National Water Resources Institute told the media in Havana that of the country's 168 municipalities, 141 are affected by the persistent drought, associated to the lack of available surface and underground water.

Argelio Fernandez, of the water Institute's Department of Hydrologic Services, said by the end of February, 61 municipalities were facing extreme drought, with 50 in severe conditions and 30 being moderately affected.

According to Fernandez, the 242 reservoirs managed by the Water Resources Institute stand at 41 percent capacity, well below the historic figures for this time of year.

He said 21 reservoirs are dry, and 78 have accumulated less than 25 percent of their capacity, most of them located in center and eastern Cuban provinces.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
Commentaries
MAKE A COMMENT
  • Cuba and IAEA Enjoy Solid, Fruitful Relations
  • RHC's Arts Roundup (March 27, 2017)
  • RHC's Scientific and Medical Report (March 27, 2017)
  • Cuba Prepares to Send Medical Brigade to Peru in Wake of Emergency Caused by El Niño Phenomenon
  • UN Pledges Support for Cuba on Sustainable Water Management
  • RHC's Arts Roundup (March 22, 2017)
NUMBER OF HITS/VISITORS

2933993

  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 3780
  • today: 4136
  • online: 170
  • total: 2933993