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Nicaragua canal route is infeasible: scientist

Friday, March 28, 2014

The proposed route for a transoceanic canal in Nicaragua is infeasible, scientists say.

The route considers using Lake Nicaragua as part of the canal, however the problem lies in the lake's depth, said Jaime Incer Barquero, scientist and environmental councillor to the government.

The average depth of the lake is 16 meters, while the draught of the ships that would use the lake are 20 meters.

Source (in Spanish): El Nuevo Diario