Cuba: Zaza Dam Benefits from Heavy Rains


by Luis Herrera

Zaza dam stocks had gone up by over 330, 000 000m³ this Wednesday morning due to the heavy rains derived from the weather conditions present in central and eastern Cuba.

Despite the 33 per cent so far accumulated is quite far from the reservoir’s actual capacity of 1 020, 000 000m³, it is expected that Zaza, Tuinucú, Yayabo and Cayajaná tributary rivers will provide the dam with much more liquid.

Zaza dam, located in the central Cuban territory of Sancti Spiritus, had been reported below 13 per cent of its overall water capacity due to a 22-month hydrological and hydraulic drought. This situation seriously affected the irrigation of the rice farmlands in the area.

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