Cuban Reservoirs Improve with Recent Rains

Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The rains of the past few months in Cuba increased the accumulation of water in the reservoirs of the island up to 72 percent of capacity, according to the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH).

According to data of the INRH cited by television morning news, the country’s dams have more than 6.6 billion cubic meters of water.

The western provinces of Pinar del Rio and Artemisa, as well as the central Ciego de Avila and Sancti Spiritus have a situation favorable to exceed 90 percent of capacity.

Meanwhile, Mayabeque and Havana are well below the national average, although the Cuban capital has improved the availability of water from rainfall, the source said.

The 72 percent of accumulated water in reservoirs operated by INRH exceeds five points the level reported in August, when Tropical Storm Isaac struck the island with heavy rains.

Since then, weather events have kept the rainfall in the Caribbean nation.