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ZAZA DAM

September Rainfall Favored Reservoirs in Cuba

At the end of September, the reservoirs of the island held a total of 6.446 billion cubic meters of water September, as usual, proved to be one of the wettest months of the year in Cuba, ending with total national rainfall of 344.9 millimeters, equivalent to 185% of the historic monthly average. As reflected by […] Continue reading

Electrical Service Recovers in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

The province’s electricity service, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, is being primarily re-established in areas where important instititions are located such as hospitals, food processing plants, evacuation centers, and civil defense control stations, among others. According to Raidel Diaz Vega, investment director at the Empresa Electrica Provincial (Provincial Electricity Company) damages were reported […] Continue reading

Raul Castro: The Revolution Will Leave no One Unprotected

In a message sent to the Cuban people, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Raul Castro said that: “One principle remains immovable: the Revolution will leave no one unprotected and measures are already being adopted to ensure that no Cuban family is left to their fate”. “We face the recovery with the […] Continue reading

Hurricane Irma’s Only Benefit to Sancti Spíritus

The greatest contribution of dangerous Hurricane Irma in Sancti Spiritus was the 731 000 000m³ of water received in the nine reservoirs that exist in this central Cuban province between Friday and Sunday. At that moment the territory stored 928 000 000m³, which represents 72 percent of its reservoirs’ capacity. The local Zaza dam, which was just […] Continue reading

Drought Allows Archaeological Finding at Zaza Dam

An important archaeological finding was recently made at the mouth of the Yayabo River, Sancti Spiritus, which confirms the presence in the area of aboriginal groups and Europeans in the 16th century. Engineer Orlando Alvarez de la Paz, head of the Archeology Department of the Office of Monuments in the territory said to Escambray that […] Continue reading

Zaza River at Zero Level for Almost a Month (+photos)

Perhaps there is no better thermometer in Sancti Spíritus to assess the severity of the drought than the situation of the Zaza River, the second largest in Cuba, and the major to feed the local Zaza Dam. This reservoir exhibits a desolate panorama as well, with only 11% accumulation of its 1 020 million cubic […] Continue reading

Heavy Rains Reported in Trinidad, Cuba

Heavy rains have been reported in the southern region of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba. Preliminary information provided by the provincial weather office disclosed interesting records like the one originated in the city of Trinidad, with 111,4 mm in the last 24 hours. According to local reports, precipitations also reached significant levels in the city of […] Continue reading