Monday, December 29, 2008

If its not nature, its the Government

Guyana just can't seem to escape flood. Not at all and to make matters worst, my boi Monty has not been entirely crisp in handling this flood, clearly his slip is showing.

High levels of water in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) has forced its management to release water through the Maduni Sluice into the Mahaica Creek “as a last resort to avoid a major catastrophe”, the EDWC Commission said yesterday.

In a press release, the Commission said that on Saturday evening, at low tide, the discharge of water through the sluice commenced as the conservancy was nearing its full capacity and there was a threat to the integrity of the dam.

It said that the discharge through the Maduni will last for a 24-hour period and will only take place during the low tide so as to have minimum impact on the residents who live in the upper reaches of the Mahaica River. The release into the Maduni is likely to aggravate flooding in both the Mahaica and Mahaicony creeks. [_]

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