Improved Water Situation in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban reservoirs revealed themselves to be in a “favorable situation” at the end of July, said the vice president of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH), Aymee Aguirre, in comments to the weekly Cuban magazine Trabajadores.

Although rainfall amounted to only 91 percent of the historical average by the seventh month of the year, dams reached 67 percent filling capacity, recovering their reserves from previous months.

The specialist foresees improvement in the availability of surface water for the rest of the rainy season, which will last through October.

He stressed that the INRH is continuing with its supply-line rehabilitation programs and will work to eliminate excessive leaks in the system.

In recent years, the lack of water has been a major factor hindering the advance of agriculture and food production on the island.