Why is livestock, agribusiness, and tourism sectors the most affected by the drought in Sinaloa?


Human consumption has also been affected by the dry season since the dams are at their lowest level and the water tables of the norias have already dried

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The extreme drought, the lack of rain, and the irrational use of water, have led many sectors, communities and the general population to be suffering from the lack of water.

But without a doubt, it is the general public that is hardest hit by this problem, which day by day tends to worsen due to the fact that the forecasts for the fall of water are not very encouraging, since it is expected that this storm that is just beginning will be drier, with less rain than last year.

One of the sectors that is also most vulnerable to this natural catastrophe is livestock, as farmers seek to grow their herds to increase production of meat, milk, and their derivatives, and this generates a greater demand for water.

Each kilogram of meat requires at least 15,300 liters of water, according to Conselva Costas y Communities AC

Mazatlán is an internationally renowned beach destination and until 2019 it had approximately 12 thousand hotel rooms, and each room requires at least 2,500 liters of water to maintain them.

Without water there is no tourism, so the tourism industry needs to participate in a common agenda for water.

Collaterally, the food industry is not exempt from being affected by severely low water levels since packers, canners and freezers require huge volumes of clean and quality water for their processes.

It is estimated that to produce one kilogram of mango, 1,600 liters of water are needed, so if the situation worsens, this sector would be seriously damaged.

Unfortunately, there is still a lack of culture to give proper treatment and use of water for human consumption and thus minimize, even in a small part, the problem that tends to become serious.

Source: reaccioninformativa.com

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