San Juan – The level of drought in Puerto Rico remained unchanged between September 8 and 15, according to the report issued this Thursday morning by the United States Drought Monitor.
By Tuesday, September 8, the area of anomalous drought reached 5.06 percent of the Island, a figure that was the same for Tuesday, September 15, in the same sectors of several towns in southern Puerto Rico.
Salinas is completely under anomalous drought, while sectors of Guayama, Cayey, Aibonito and Coamo are partially, according to the map of the United States Drought Monitor.
The rest of Puerto Rico or 94.94 percent do not report drought.
The current situation is different from recent months, in which there was a deficit of rainfall on the Island, which kept the flow of many rivers and most of the reservoirs used by the Aqueducts and Sewers Authority below normal ( AAA) to extract water and make it drinkable, and then send it to its subscribers.
For a period of a few weeks, the AAA kept the 140,000 subscribers that receive water service from Lake Carraízo under rationing. Sectors in several towns were also under rationing.