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Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 02:01 PM UTC

Fortuna and Bayano Lakes May Take 3 To 4 Months To Stabilize

Environmental IssuesIt would take around three to four months for the lakes in Fortuna an Bayano to return to their appropriate levels, this is due to the extended dry season in the country at this time, said the engineer Eberto Anguizola, water matters specialist.

Anguizola said that the climate change variation has resulted in the situation we are experiencing right now.

"We are going through a climate anomaly," said Anguizola, he also argued the lake levels in Bayano and Fortuna register low rainfall between March and April of this year, as it happened in 1994, 1997 and 1998.

According to the specialist, the hydrographic basins must be improved, as well as the agricultural frontiers, one of the consequences greatly affecting production, especially in Chiriqui.

Massive deforestation of primary forests in the province of Darien is another factor directly affecting this problem, also in the areas of the Panama Canal watershed, great damage is being caused, because out of the 35 thousand hectares in Bayano, a large amount of land is being affected.

"Rivers and lakes levels continue to decrease, they are reaching their minimum levels which is very dangerous," he said.

This will be a year of energy saving, according to Anguizola, as controlled blackouts may be applied as one of the measures.

He explained it is expected to rain before June 15, which will regulate the situation. (Panama America)

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Fortuna and Bayano Lakes May Take 3 To 4 Months To Stabilize
Authored by: ChiefEngineer on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 10:44 PM UTC

None of these explanations make any sense. What does deforestation have to do with the level of lakes? Sounds like obfuscation.