Torrential rains force the extraction of 800 liters from the Peñitas dam

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Due to the intense rains that have hit the region in recent hours, the decision has been made to increase the extraction rate of the Peñitas dam from 350 to 800 cubic meters per second.

This measure was announced by the director of Civil Protection, Mauro Winzig Negrín, who mentioned: The National Commission of Alto Grijalva has informed us that, due to the rainfall and the increase in levels in Peñitas, it is necessary to increase extraction to 800 cubic meters per second.

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However, he said that although they have registered torrential rainfall In the last few hours, with accumulations of up to 133 millimeters on the plain, it is important to highlight that the Samaria and Carrizal rivers, the two tributaries that receive the runoff from the Peñitas dam, have a regulation capacity that ranges between three and five meters. This helps manage the flow and prevent overflows in the area.

These intense rains are the result of cold front number 8 and the storm Pilarwhich has caused flooding in the streets and avenues of the capital.

The authorities attributed the flooding in streets and avenues to the large amount of garbage that accumulates in sewers and storm drains, mainly in Gaviotas Norte, Casa Blanca, Indeco neighborhoods, among others.

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