Venezuela – Drought (ECHO Daily Flash of 31 July 2014)

According to the Minister of Environment, the country is suffering the worst drought registered in 60 years. Water service is being restricted in several states.

The government informed that 12 reservoirs are in critical condition due to the minimum water level.
Most affected states are Miranda, Anzoátegui, Falcón, Monagas, Guaricó, Aragua, Cojedes, Lara, Zulia, and Apure. In some states where the situation is extreme, such as Falcón and Zulia, water restriction is about 5 days with 2 days of water service.

The government has allocated EUR 10 055 Million to optimize the potable water network countrywide.