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The country's reservoirs that currently have the lowest reserves


Last Thursday, April 11, the water rationing in Bogotáas a result of the critical situation of the levels of the reservoirs that supply this water resource to the center of the country, on account of the El Niño phenomenon and high levels of consumption.

However, the experts' concern extends to the national level, since according to XM data, The level of reservoirs used for energy generation in the country is at 31.01%.

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This is the lowest figure recorded in the country during the last 20 years. Water reserves have been declining steadily since November of last year due to heat waves.

Under normal conditions, hydroelectric plants produce about 70% of the electricity consumed in the country; However, given the situation, the plants are generating about 53%.

Drought in reservoirs in Bogotá.

The most critical situation in water matters is present at this time in the eastern regionwhere as of April 11, the level of the reservoirs that generate energy is at 12.62%.

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At this point, the Guavio It is the reservoir with the lowest capacity, with only 10.03%. This is important because its hydroelectric plant located in Ubalá (Cundinamarca) It is the most fraudulent in the country and generates around 7% of the energy in the entire country every day.

Its importance is such that if its turbines stopped working, the electrical service throughout the national territory would be affected, country. The power plant units play a fundamental role in controlling the voltage level of the departments of Cundinamarca, Meta and Guaviare.




The other two reservoirs in the eastern region also have low levels: Esmeralda is at 13.11% and Chuza, at 15.91%.

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Then it appears Antioch, which is served by 10 reservoirs and has a level of 29.88%. The worst situation is being experienced by the San Lorenzo reservoir, with only 7.18%; followed by Punchina, with 8.93%; and Miraflores, with 11.44%.

Low levels are also reported in Ituango, with 16.21%; and in Riogrande 2, with 12.17%. On the contrary, the highest level is in the reservoir of Beacheswhich has 63.66%.




Caldas has a level of 30.66% in its Amani reservoirin Norcaciaand the Valley with 32.08%. In fact, this department has the least water in the entire country. This is Alto Anchicaya, with 3.9%. Then the Caribbean region appears, with a level of 38.18% in the Urrá 1 dam.

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The six reservoirs that serve the center of the country are at an average level of 42.5%. Of them, the greatest reserve capacity is presented Betania, in Huila, with 72.77%. This is the company that currently has the highest water level in the country.

Meanwhile, the lowest level of the center is found in the Topocoro reservoirs, located an hour and a half from Bucaramanga (17.72%), Prado in Tolima (19.06) and El Quimbo, in Huila (20.77). %).

*With information from EL TIEMPO – ECONOMÍA

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