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Thursday, July 31 2014 @ 09:40 PM EDT

Panama Canal Authority Dumping Water From Lakes Alajuela and Gatun

Canal Daily OperationThe Panama Canal Authority is performing preventive water spills through the Gatun and Madden dams, which hold back the waters of Lake Alajuela and Lake Gatun.

The operation is being performed because Lake Alajuela has reached it's peak level, and Lake Gatun is approaching peak.

Because of this operation the ACP has issued a warning to the populations of the communities located on the banks the associated rivers and reservoirs of the waterway, and they should be alert to the sound of sirens warning 15 minutes before, on the opening operation of the gates of the spillways to release water. (Panama America)

Editor's Comment: And, the ACP is also expecting more heavy rainfall over the next few weeks, as it always happens in mid November through early December. In an earlier article I recently said the Chilibre Water Treatment Plant draws water from Lake Bayano. That was a mistake. It's Lake Alajuela.

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