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Recent rains ‘still not enough’


Recent rains ‘still not enough’

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Consistent rain in recent months has not resulted in any significant changes to aquifer levels, including the critically low reservoir at Bowmanston, St John, which is impacting the water supply in several rural communities.

Barbados Water Authority (BWA) general manager Keithroy Halliday told the Saturday Sun that while the rains were a welcome turn of events from the near five-year drought, the country was going to need several more months of it before there would be significant changes in reservoir levels. 

“We still have some ways to go because the showers, even though we have had some downpours from time to time, have not been sufficient. We have to remember that we are dealing with an accumulated deficit which goes back to 2016 and the aquifers have not quite caught themselves since then,” he said.

“It is going to take us several more months with consistent rain for us to really recover to the point where we are comfortable. We are definitely not yet at that point where we can begin to relax any measures.” (CLM)

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