The water quantity in the dams destined for the agricultural works is the minor, while the destined ones for the human consumption register 49 per cent like average, therefore the experts discard big afectations to the population in nearby periods.

In these moments the Cubano-Bulgara dam supports the Santa Ana, who supplies to the municipality of Nuevitas and Santa Lucía beach, where one of the most complex water supply situations exists, and from the Caonao it is pumped towards the Pontezuela, one of the suppliers of the capital city.

On the other hand, the precipitations in the province are to 73 per cent, with regard to the historical average for the current month that is 192,6 millimeters of rain, and the local Meteorological Center predicted insufficient records for the trimester in May-July.

Sergio Barrios, delegated of the National Hydraulic Resources Institute in the province, mentioned that the entity is in charge of 42 towns, of which six depend on undergroung waters and are water is also supplied by cistern trucks, which involves major fuel expense.

To the rest water is pumped every two or three days, on having been provided with superficial reservations but these are extremely depressed.

Camagüey, with over 15 400 square kilometers, has 54 dams and possesses few rivers of high caudal, therefore the water saving turns out to be vital for the economic and social development.

Translated by BA in English Language, Manuel Barrera Téllez

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