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Lake Nicaragua is losing water fast

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Residents of the communities around Lake Cocibolca (Lake of Nicaragua) share the same concern: the water level of the lake is dropping and they fear that climate change will dry it up completely, as happened to other wetlands.

“The water in the lake has retreated some 50 meters from the coast in six months.  We used to wash clothes at the edge, but today we have to follow the water.  Every day it retreats further, and that worries us,” says María Lidia Obando, a native of Puerto Diaz on the shores of the lake.

Source: Havana Times