Rainfall Refuses to Stop in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

Jose Luis Camellon

Taking into consideration the way in which rainfalls have behaved in Sancti Spiritus during recent days, it might seem that this central Cuban territory was chosen by nature for a sort of rain test.

Due to the latest meteorological event, precipitations have been present during almost the whole week and, according to the weather forecast, the likelihood of rain is still high, especially in  southern and mountainous regions. Until this Friday, local reservoirs had been said to stock 1 132, 000 000m³, which equals 89% of their overall capacity.

Precipitations were at their peak midweek, when large accumulations were scored in 24-hour time in Topes de Collantes (331 mm), Casilda (306 mm), Trinidad, (280 mm) and Tunas de Zaza (211 mm).

Water resources sub-delegate in the territory told Escambray that the highest rainfall was again reported in Trinidad, with 344mm accumulated in June. La Sierpe, Sancti Spiritus and Jatibonico also exceeded the historic average a month, which turns out to be 107%.

Until this Friday, local reservoirs had been said to stock 1 132, 000 000m³, which equals 89% of their overall capacity. The Zaza dam was reported to have 898 000 000m³, equivalent to 88% of the water that can be stored there.

 

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