Residents of Chile’s central and Metropolitan regions eagerly awaited storms predicted for...

Chile seeks to guarantee water rights amid severe drought – Diálogo Chino

Residents of Chile’s central and Metropolitan regions eagerly awaited storms predicted for the middle of August.  Although flood warnings were place for the Andean foothills, they needed water. The annual rainfall deficit was 80% in some areas. The rain arrived, but far from the intensity expected.With 12 years of uninterrupted mega-drought and a water shortage decree, today every storm counts. Worryingly, projections say the current situation will become permanent, even if there are more rainy years. Climate change is steadily decreasing rainfall, so Chile will not only have to adapt to this new scenario, but will also have to revise …

 

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