CAMAGÜEY. - With the storage of 74 per cent of its entire volume, this province comes in favorable conditions to the current dry period, understood from November until April, and an accumulated of rains to 97 %, with regard to the annual historical average.

This situation contributes to the sustainability of the water supply to the agricultural and industrial sectors, and to the population, who benefits with the supply of 12 dams, which accumulate 77. 7 % of all their capacity, according to reports of the Company of Use of Hydraulic Resources (EARH) of this territory.

The network of rain gages of the said entity, registered up to the date, more than 1 245 millimeters (mm) of rain from the beginning of the year, although, almost on having concluded November, only 40 % of rainfall is brought in relation to the historical average of this month.

Specialists of the sector coincide on having affirmed that of this tendency to be supported another stage of intense drought can supervene, before which it is necessary to support a strict alertness on the water resources and their rational use.

At the end of the recently finished humid period, which it included from May until October, the province presented 79 % gathered, of 1 209 million of cubic meters of water that represent its entire volume, according to the Hydrologic Bulletin expressed by the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources.

The percentage of storage diminished gradually from the fifth month of the year when the reservoirs of the province were accumulating 92 % of all their capacity, informed the said publication, simultaneously that indicated the similar behavior of the rains, from May until October, with the descent of 170 to 102 % in accumulated of these months.

It also reported that the minimal value of relative municipal precipitation, in the whole country, was registered in the municipality of Nuevitas, with 50.9 mm.

As for the situation of the underground basins of Camagüey, the bulletin points out that of its 15 controlled aquifers, two present an unfavorable situation and 13 are in the normal state.

Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez