Sinaloa, Mexico (June 12, 2021).- Dams all over Sinaloa are in the most critical state of storage, reporting 3.5 percent of its total capacity.
According to the figures reported by the National Water Commission (Conagua), currently, none of the 11 dams that supply the state has an average of more than 20 percent, since the dam that is in the best condition is the Juan Guerrero Alcocer currently has 19.7 percent of its total storage capacity.
The dam that is in the most critical state is the Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, which is located in the north of Sinaloa, in that same area is the Luis Donaldo Colosio dam which registers 18.7 percent, Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez who has 11.8 percent. percent, Guillermo Blade Aguilar with 17.5 percent water, and Gustavo Diaz Ordaz with 10.7 percent.
In contrast, the dams that are located in the center of the state do not exceed 10 percent, as is the case of Eustaquio Buelna, which is at 9.2 percent of its total capacity, Adolfo López Mateos reports 6.1 and Sanalona 7.8, with the exception of Juan Guerrero Alcocer, which is also in that geographical area and is the one that maintains the best water level so far.
On the other hand, in the southern part of the state, there is the José Lopez Portillo dam, which has 9.6 percent, and Aurelio Benassini, which has 14.8 percent.
All the dams in Sinaloa make up in their entirety a percentage of 9.6 percent of water storage, which represents 33.7 percent less than the 43.3 percent that was reported on the same date last year.
Regarding the subject, Ramón López, technical director of the northern Pacific basin of La Conagua, highlighted the importance of maintaining efficient use of water, since it will be until July or August, depending on the recorded behavior of rains in the state, that they start the contributions to the dams through the most significant rains.
In addition, he explained that the forecasts for this year are of scarce or average rains, and not very high as what the dams require to return to the storage that was had before the lack of rains in 2020 in Sinaloa.