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While the recent spat of rains has certainly caused its share of damages around the country, there has been at least one very positive aspect. The rains have helped fill some of the most important reservoirs in the country. This means more potable water for the population, and more water for irrigation and electricity generation.

According to the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (Indrhi), for the past 25 days, hundreds of millions of cubic meters of water have flowed into some of the most important reservoirs, especially in the southern part of the country.

The high watershed of the Nizao River which drains parts of San Jose de Ocoa, Peravia, and San Cristobal provinces, brought good news to the Jigüey, Aguacate and Valdesia-Las Barias reservoirs. This is major good news for the people of Santo Domingo since Valdesia is the main supplier of water for the nation’s capital...

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