Guanajuato dams are at the top of their capacity

Guanajuato.- The main dams of Guanajuato and neighboring states are at full capacity and vent through the Lerma river large volumes of water towards Chapala, in a controlled way.

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The National Water Commission (Conagua) reported that the Solís dam, the largest of Guanajuato, located in Acámbaro, stores 820 million cubic meters of water, 102% of its ordinary capacity and already discharges 40 cubic meters per second.

The dam has the capacity to store more than 1 million cubic meters, at an extraordinary level.

Currently it already receives surpluses from the Tepuxtepec, which is in the limits of Guanajuato and Michoacán.

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This other dam, with a capacity for 500 million cubic meters, is at 122% of its capacity and discharges water to Chapala, which is at 62% of its capacity, 5 billion cubic meters.

Other smaller dams of Guanajuato level up, like La Soledad, La Olla, in Guanajuato capital, which are at 82% and are already venting too, while the Swallow dams on Penjamo and the San Antonio de Aceves, on Abasolo, they are at 94 and 90%.

La Allende, on San Miguel AllendeIt is already at 68%; the Lago de Yuriria It has also increased its level considerably and is at 67%: in greater concern that it would register 16% of its capacity.

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On Penjamo They are on alert due to the level of the filled dams and monitoring is being carried out in the areas that were already affected by floods last week, to meet the needs of the population.

The same thing happens in Abasolo, where the work of evaluation and recovery of the houses continues, in addition to social assistance work by the authorities.

The With water reported that in Guanajuato the average rainfall so far is 588 millimeters, while the annual historical average is 650 millimeters (that is, liters per square meter).

But the rain is forecast to follow.

The address of State Civil Protection reported that for today, Day of the Scream, “there is a probability of intervals of showers, accompanied by electric shocks, strong winds and hail in most of the 46 municipalities.”

Northeast winds of 15 to 30 kilometers per hour also predict, in addition to gusts of up to 45 kilometers per hour in rainy areas.


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