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National Park agro ban restores shriveled rivers

Santo Domingo.- Since hundreds of water pipelines were dismantled at Valle Nuevo National Park, irrigation water volumes have risen in the lower part of Constanza.

Constanza Environmental Council member Johnny Marte on Friday said the volume of Grande al Medio river has improved, and provides water to irrigate several farming villages.

He said the increase is evident at the villages of Montellano, El Castillo and La Siberia. “There’s more water towards the southern part of the Nizao River, an area where water was being detoured.”

Marte said the increased flow was notable along the irrigation channels in farming communities in Valle de Constanza where water flow had been been diminishing for years, such asĀ  Colonia Kennedy, Caballeriza, Ojo de Agua, El Arenazo and Maldonado. “The improvement was evident despite the fact that it is the dry season when rains are not as frequent.”

The rising water volumes come in the heels of Environment Ministry deadline to halt all agro and livestock activities, which expired January 29, enforced by the military and park rangers, who dismantled irrigation pipes that crisscrossed Valle Nuevo National Park.

Source: DT

Feb 11, 2017

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