Rain fallen in Sancti Spiritus during the last 24 hours represent 61% of the historical average reported in October in this central Cuban territory. Thus, the amount of water collected in reservoirs has been increased.
Betsy Arteaga, from the provincial water resource vice-delegation, told ACN that the precipitation measured in the rain gauges averaged 100,6 millimeters.
Highest records were reported in the local municipalities of Cabaiguan (156,8mm), Trinidad (146,9), and Fomento (118,9), while Caracusey (210,3), Iznaga (186), Cabaiguán (185), Guayos (183), El Pedrero (176), and Condado (174,6) were the territories where it rained the most.
Cuba’s largest reservoir Zaza dam, holds 940 000 000m³, which equals 97% of its potencial capacity. At present moment, six of its floodgates have been opened. Water is running out of the Lebrije, Tuinucú, Higuanojo, Siguaney, and Banao II dams, as well.