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Enriquillo Lake’s growth shows signs of braking

Santo Domingo.- Enriquillo Lake’s expansion years in the making finally shows signs of containment, as evidenced by several satellite images taken June to November, says climate expert Antonio Cocco Quezada.

“Assuming a level of less than 32 meters, the Lake area would be 330 square kilometers, which means 20 square kilometers smaller compared with the 350 Km maximum reported at the end of September,” the expert says in a document with colleague Manuel González Tejera.

Quoted by, the researchers affirm that based on Dominican Republic climate models and seasonal forecasts, the lower precipitation in the area from the end of the hurricane season, and the lack of tropical waves during the next four months, the Lake will shrink at least until April.

Enriquillo’s growth concerns surrounding communities and has prompted research by the Santo Domingo State University Physics Institute, Intec University Environmental Sciences Faculty and the National Dams and Canals Agency (Indrhi).

Source: DT

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