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Mauritius: Water providential of underground rivers in case of drought to supply distribution network




Mauritius: Water providential of underground rivers in case of drought to supply distribution network
If the rainy season does not drains in its wake substantial rain, hilly Mauritian tanks often reach critical thresholds and a lot of water cuts at the tap for the population.

Currently, groundwater including those of Belle Rose and Caroline in the east of Mauritius are drying up due to the lack of rainfall and reservoir level began to fall while there are three scarcely rate of filling which reached its greatest extent, as indicated in lemauricien.com site.

In order to try to get away in the years of severe drought period widespread throughout the island or just like these recent days a region in the East of the island affected by cuts of water in tap, work carried out by the Mauritius Oceanographic Institute (MOI) are currently dealing on the Census of the underground rivers of the island which throwaway at sea of large quantities of the precious liquid.

The objective is to be able to proceed to capture of these providential waters in coastal areas of the island.

Five underground freshwater outflows have already been located in Flic-en-Flac, Trou aux Biches, Bras d'Eau, Grand Gaube and Trou d'Eau Douce, as indicated by the newspaper Express of Mauritius.



Fabrice François


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