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Lakes that supply Panama Canal battered by drought

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Water levels in the two artificial lakes that nourish the Panama Canal and supply more than half the country's households are at historic lows and likely to continue receding over the next two months, the Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, said on Wednesday.

Carlos Vargas, the ACP's executive vice president for environment, water and energy, said the "difficult situation" facing Panama is a result of the El Nino-linked drought that forced the government to declare a national emergency late last year.

Source: Times of India