Touché! Haiti diverts river waters; DR turns on alternate water pumps

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The water pumps of La Vigia in Dajabon province in the northwest of the border with Haiti were put into operation. The water pumps were reinstalled once it became clear businesspeople in Haiti, with the support of the gangs, were going ahead to complete the Masacre River water canal in Haiti near Ouanaminthe. The canal was built to detour waters of the Dajabon/Masacre river for particular use in Haiti.

The Dajabon River becomes the Masacre River as it crosses into Haiti for two kilometers before returning to its course as Dajabón River for another 50 km in the Dominican Republic. Diario Libre reports that the actions worked as planned, and the new Masacre River canal was left without water.

Farmers in Dajabon province had alerted the government over Easter Week that the builders of the canal in Haiti had opened the floodgates of the canal in Ouanaminthe. The...

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JD Jones

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One of the issues that could cause problems is the water pumps.

At a minimum consumption of 1.5 to 2 gallons per hour per pump, the fuel costs will add up very quickly.
 

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Well, I’m sure the Haitian government will find a solution. After all, many Haitians say the Dajabón River is born in Haiti. Add the Artibonite River too! :unsure:

When a river you want to use isn’t born in your territory, it doesn’t takes a genius to figure out the country where the river is born could dam the thing further upstream. Imagine what would happen if the DR decides to dam the Artinonite in Dominican territory?
 

JD Jones

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Well, I’m sure the Haitian government will find a solution. After all, many Haitians say the Dajabón River is born in Haiti. Add the Artibonite River too! :unsure:

When a river you want to use isn’t born in your territory, it doesn’t takes a genius to figure out the country where the river is born could dam the thing further upstream. Imagine what would happen if the DR decides to dam the Artinonite in Dominican territory?
They say they have a "Plan B"
Lets see what that is.