- TriniGourmet.com - http://www.trinigourmet.com -

That Caribbean Drought!

Posted By Sarina On April 30, 2010 @ 12:33 am In news | Comments Disabled

The site CaribWorldNews.com [1] recently published a piece on the current severe drought conditions which are affecting the Caribbean region [2]. Here in Trinidad our reservoirs are at record lows [3]. This combined with severe, chronic, bush fires [4] has meant that food prices have continued to inflate [5]. I keep waiting for the rains to come but am also reminded that it is not likely that this will happen before June. I shudder to think what will happen to our infrastructure and to the hills when that does happen. Recent years have brought record flooding [6], I suspect that this one will also be one for the books :(


Excerpt:
In Trinidad, the Water and Sewerage Authority [3] has reported that reservoir levels are dropping to an unprecedented level. The country is now running on just about one third of its water supplies and there are now real fears that the country`s water supply will run out before June as levels in dams and reservoirs, traditionally around eighty per cent at this time of year are closer to forty per cent with the last significant rainfall in May 2009.

Read “That Caribbean Drought” here [2].

Tweet [7]
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... [8]

About Sarina [9]

Passionate foodie, founder of Trinigourmet and Caribbean Lifestyle Maven. Author of "Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes" [10]


Article printed from TriniGourmet.com: http://www.trinigourmet.com

URL to article: http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/that-caribbean-drought/

URLs in this post:

[1] CaribWorldNews.com: http://www.caribbeanworldnews.com

[2] the current severe drought conditions which are affecting the Caribbean region: http://www.caribbeanworldnews.com/middle_top_news_detail.php?mid=3359

[3] our reservoirs are at record lows: http://guardian.co.tt/news/general/2010/04/22/reservoirs-down-35-cent

[4] severe, chronic, bush fires: http://newsday.co.tt/features/0,119116.html

[5] food prices have continued to inflate: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_business?id=161631860

[6] record flooding: http://www.trinidadandtobagonews.com/blog/?p=712

[7] Tweet: https://twitter.com/share

[8] Image: http://www.linkwithin.com/

[9] Sarina: http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/author/sarinanow/

[10] "Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes": http://www.GlamByRequest.com

All text and images copyright TriniGourmet.com unless stated otherwise