The director of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources, Olgo Fernández, revealed that 32 of the 34 dams in the country are operating with minimum water levels and the other two are at medium capacity.
For this reason, Fernandez said that the current drought is the strongest that the Dominican Republic has experienced in the last 50 years.
The official indicated that the waters that retain 33 of these dams are reserved only for human consumption.
He reported that only the Rincón Dam, located in La Vega, has a little more than two million cubic meters for irrigation.
He said that the water that is stored in these reservoirs is being rationalized for the entire month of March, in order not to affect the aqueducts.
“The drought is hurting us and that is why you can see that most of the dams are below their average level … call me a minimum fee; that is, we have less water to be able to operate. ”
The director of the INDRHI He said that the consequences of the drought are not worse today, because they projected that it would be accentuated in the month of December of last year and the institutions of the water sector took the necessary precautions.
He indicated that only the complex of Valdesia, Higüey, Aguacate, Las Varías and the Hatillo Dam are operating normally.
“The others: Sabana Yegua, Sabaneta, Monción, Maguaca, Chacuey; all are in their most critical situation that has been seen in the last 50 years, “he said.