Grenada Broadcasting Network

19th May 2022

  

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Despite intermittent rainfall being experienced, Grenada may possibly experience long-term drought.

That’s according to the September to November forecast by the Barbados based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network. (CDPMN)

The lone water management company on island (NAWASA) says this is reflective in a significant reduction in its water supply.

The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) says even as rainfall continues to increase across the region, there’s more concern over long-term drought conditions that can continue to cause below normal levels of groundwater, large rivers and reservoirs.

In its September bulletin, the CDPMN said as a result, Grenada Antigua, Barbados and some other parts may experience long-term drought.

NAWASA (The National Water and Sewerage Authority), says valve regulations instituted has had little or no impact on its supply.

Water supply in some collection areas particularly Annadale, Les Avocat, Mardigras and Bon Accord, have been recorded.

Assistant Manager of Transmission and Distribution Ernest Bruno, says the Les Avocat dam, is most affected. It recorded a fifty percent reduction.

Although some rainfall was recorded, Plant Supervisor, Production and Quality department, Junior Morain says it has been overshadowed by intense longer periods of dry spells.

The Food and Agriculture Organization in a recent report said, climatic conditions are expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, going forward.

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