Weather front brings rains and water levels at most reservoirs go up


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Feb 20, 2019

“It never rains, but it pours,” says the saying. Heavy rains in the north brought flooding in Puerto Plata, after long months of drought. The rains raised the water level of many of the country’s reservoirs. The intense rains brought by a passing trough that fell on Friday and Saturday were welcomed nationwide. They cleared the skies of Sahara Dust, brought cooler temperatures and the waters so necessary for the city vegetation and farms and drinking water.

The wet weekend might have ruined beach trips or other outdoor activities, but the rains did contribute a lot of water to many of the nation’s reservoirs, especially in the Cibao region. One of the most impressive increases was the seven-foot, four-inch increase to the water level at the Moncion dam, according to the National Water Resources Institute (INDRHI). Because of the rains, the dam received nearly 40 cubic meters (M3) of...

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