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Lake Titicaca regains its splendor thanks to the rains in Bolivia

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Recent rainfall in Bolivia has worked wonders for Lake Titicaca, restoring its water levels to normal standards following a period of drought that left this lake at record lows last year.

This body of water, which stands as the highest navigable lake in the world, had suffered a drastic decrease until reaching 2.80 meters in November 2023, its lowest level since 1973, according to Jhon Chura, head of hydrological studies. of the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (Senamhi).

Now it is at 3.35 meters, the same official reported on Monday, March 12th. “The measurement is nine centimeters above from what was previously recorded —3.44 meters— last year in March,” during the rainy season and before it began to dry out.

“However, the Titicaca, which is shared by Bolivia and Peru, may be harmed by the effects of these climatic variations”, Chura pointed out.

According to Senamhi predictions , the rains will continue until April.

Increased rainfall has hit nine regions of the country, according to Bolivian authorities. According to data previously offered by the Vice Minister of Civil Defense, Juan Carlos Calvimontes , 51 people died and nearly 40,000 families were affected.

Among the affected points is Huarina, a highland town located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, where the authorities declared a “municipal disaster situation” due to the floods, confirmed Mayor Wilson Mamani, just a few months after having dealt with a severe drought.

Its inhabitants of this mountainous region, mostly indigenous Aymara, live by growing potatoes, and oats as well as raising cows, and their crops have been affected by excessive rain.

TYT Newsroom

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