Drought in Cuba Intensifies

Cuba is urging people to save water amid what it is calling a “critical” drought that has left reservoirs at dangerously low levels. Of a capacity of nine billion m3, the country’s reservoirs were storing approximately 3.647 billion m3, representing barely 41% of total capacity. The drought has become more critical since May was far dryer than usual; typically May is a month of heavy showers. The month ended with a national accumulation of 80 millimeters, equivalent to 47% of its historic rainfall average. This confirms the continuity of the drought that began in November 2008, which notably intensified in 2009, classified as the fourth driest year in the last 109 years. This has left eleven provinces with water reserves at below 50% capacity and nine that are now below 25% of their total capacity.

The tense situation of low water availability “demands that that both households and economic enterprises reinforce conservation measures to save this precious resource, making sure that it is used sensibly and well, in addition to the application of local solutions to mitigate its effects, given these abnormal weather conditions that could provoke water shortages.”

For more information, see http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2010/02/14/20147/drought_guantanamo_continues.html and http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/06/03/cuba-urges-water-conservation-amid-drought-leaves-reservoirs-pct-capacity/

Photos (from 2004 drought) from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5263948/ and http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5262324/

One thought on “Drought in Cuba Intensifies

  1. June 15, 2010 “Drought in Cuba Intensifies.

    I urge the cuban government to Roll Cuba with THE USA and what America eats Cubans will eat.

    After all if Germany set the example of reunification and USSR became The Russian Union, then too can Cuba become a Free Enterprise Democracy with rotating social programs and secured for future prophecy.

    I know that there are more than one program to choose, but the best is to make Cuba ‘a free energy neutral rich nation with well off persons’ beyond the dreams of any nation.

    Seating in prophecy in future UNITED WORLD with out inequalities is The Key to end tribulation and work towards properity upgrades.

    THE END.

    Sincerely, Us.

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