Reservoirs Benefit from Heavy Rains in Sancti Spiritus

Jose Luis Camellon

Heavy rains were reported in the central Cuban territory of Sancti Spritus during the last 24 hours. Rainfall has been significantly intense in Casilda (556,5mm), Topes de Collantes (538mm) and Condado (441mm), locations found in the municipality of Trinidad.

As a result, local water reservoirs have been so far supplied with 246 000 000m³. Early Thursday, Zaza dam was reported to have 375 000 000m³, which represents 37% of its overall capacity. Sources from the hydraulics offices added that the Zaza River was reported 15 meter high this Thursday.

Sources from the hydraulics offices added that the Zaza River was 15 meter high this Thursday, the second highest record reached ever. In 2002, this river went up to 17 meters.

Information provided by civil defence authorities tells about damages on houses in several municipalities. In Trinidad, nearly 300 people have been so far evacuated. Since the local Caracusey and Agabama rivers are in flood, this territory is partially isolated from the province’s capital city.

 

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