Water Levels in Colombia’s Two Largest Rivers Drop Dramatically

8 Jan 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOGOTA, Colombia

Water levels in Colombia’s two largest rivers, the Magdalena and the Cauca, have decreased significantly due to ongoing drought, the country’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) warned last week.In Honda municipality, in Tolima department, the Magdalena’s water level is at its lowest point, 59 centimeters; the historic median minimum is 2.79 meters.The Cauca’s lowest levels are in the town of La Victoria, where they are only 43 centimeters. The normal level is 3.82 meters. The situation could affect municipal water systems in the southwest part of the country, IDEAM said...

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