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Holguín: they take measures before the possibility of intense rains
Dam. Photo: Granma (Archive)
A systematic monitoring during the day applies the direction of hydraulic resources of the province of Holguín in its reservoirs as part of the surveillance measures in the face of possible heavy rains.

This decision is made to have up-to-date information to prevent situations of risk and danger to human lives due to flooding of dams and large river floods, said Eudelio Ricardo Mondeja, delegate of the Institute of Hydraulic Resources in Holguin. .

The process in that sense, he explained, is carried out every eight hours with highly qualified personnel and material means that allow to know exactly the volumes of dammed water, so that the indispensable actions can be taken to avoid loss of human lives and protect at the same time the resources and goods in their areas of impacts.

Ricardo Mondeja stressed that the weather conditions of these days in the west and center of the country, fundamentally, become an alert for what should be done in terms of protection of reservoirs in each territory.

The monitoring of this situation and possible floods also extends in relation to the possible overflow of dams from other provinces bordering Holguín, such as those of Santiago de Cuba and Granma that receive water through the Cauto River, mainly.

These days, informed the director of water resources in the territory, they are dumping seven of the 21 Holguín dams and several others are more than 90 percent of their capabilities, which indicates that if rainfall increases could also be included in that situation.

With information from Alfredo Carralero Hernández (ACN)

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  • William J Read

    Good to see that preparations are underway to deal with heavy rainfall. It does not seem long ago that the province was suffering from a lengthy drought.