The dry season in Mexico is taking its toll and dam levels know it. three reservoirs of Katjamala systemwho distribute water to CDMX and the State of Mexico are below your average level, However, he is not the only one facing this problem.
This was pointed out by the National Water Commission (Conagua) in its report on Tuesday, January 24, in which it warned that “The total level of the 210 main dams in Mexico (which together have the capacity to store 92 percent water in the country’s reservoirs) till yesterday was 81 thousand 374 million cubic meters, which represents 64 percent of its capacity,
According to Humberto Marengo Mogollone, Technical Deputy Director General, Extreme water care measures should be takenAdminister it as well, so that it has the least possible effect, during dry weather.
Marengo Mogollon explains this while presenting a report on the effects of the drought in Mexico Out of 210 dams in the country,
- 12 have completed 100%
- 87 have between 75 and 100 percent
- 56 are between 50 and 75 percent, and
- 55 are at 50 percent of their storage level.
What is the scale of the Kutzmala system?
The Conagua report establishes that three dams of Katjamala System (El Bosque, Valle de Bravo and Villa Victoria), are at 55.2 percent of the fill level,
level recorded in the reservoirs” represents that has maintained the deficit of 22.7 per cent recorded Last week, as reported by the Aguas del Valle de Mexico Basin Organization.
When detailing the amount of water created by each of the Katjamala system dams, water officials specified that:
- El Bosque Dam is at 62 percent of its capacity125.5 million cubic meters and with a decrease of 3.4 percent as compared to the report of January 17
- Villa Victoria Dam is at 46.2 percentWith 85.7 million cubic meters and one percent less liquid than previous reports
- Valle de Bravo Dam remains unchanged in 55.9 percent, with 220.5 million cubic meters.
“As of January 23, there is 431.7 million cubic meters of water storage. To be ranked 27th in the period 1996–2022″Points to a Conagua document.
When reviewing the historical water storage data on these dates, it can be seen that Kutzmala system down 171.8 million cubic meters of average level.
How’s the drought going on in Mexico?
This was highlighted during the weekly report of the Hydraulic Works Operation Technical Committee The main areas of drought in Mexico are located in the north, northeast and west of the country.Also in Oaxaca.
“in lto the Kutzmala River BasinAreas with moderate and severe drought reached 49.4 per cent and 8.8 per cent of the area, respectively,” the document said.
Where is it coldest in Mexico?
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) highlighted that from January 16 to 22, the minimum temperature was recorded below 0 °C.
- Baja California
- State of Mexico
- sound, and
- Record figures were exceeded in Zacatecas, Temosachic, Chihuahua, where it reached -14.4 °C.,
opposite of this, maximum temperatureabove 35 °C, Seen mainly in the Yucatan Peninsula and the South Pacific, Even, “a record was set in Candelaria, Campeche with 38.4 °C.”
“With regard to rainfall, the SMN announced that, from January 1 to 22, 2023, a deficit of 48.3 per cent was recorded as compared to the historical average for that period. Meanwhile, from October 1, 2022 to January 22, 2023, the rainfall deficiency was 38.8 per cent as compared to the historical figure for the same period.
For the cold front season 2022-2023, it was detailed that 27 of the 51 planned for this cycle have been developed.