Severe drought and lack of rain in Cuba
- Submitted by: Juana
- global heating
- 08 / 19 / 2015
The severe drought affecting Cuban aquifers and reservoirs given the extreme lack of rainfalls has led authorities to call for water-saving measures and other distribution strategies to cushion the tense situation.
The National Water Institute reported that by late July all its 242 dams were at 35 percent of their total capacity some 3 billion cubic meters, a volume well below the historic records for this period of the year.
Meanwhile, rainfall accumulates for July only reached 89.6 millimeters, meaning 67 percent of historic records.
The National Water Institute is taking actions to cushion the impact of these phenomena, particularly in the hardest hit areas, reads the report.