Guyana Floods – March 2011 Updates

Guyana Floods – March 2011 Updates

Guyana has been having heavy rainfall over the last month.  In February we reported heavy flooding especially on the coastal lands and the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary creeks. The February  Reports are at this link:  https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/countrywide-flooding-in-guyana/

The East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) is now at a critical height due to heavy rainfall,  and water from the highlands flowing towards the coast-lands.  Efforts are being made to shore up the  EDWC’s earthen dam and release more water into the Mahaica Creek to prevent the over-topping of the dam.  In 2005, the over-topping of the EDWC caused massive floods which lasted for weeks.

We will update this page as reports come in:

March 24, 2011 – Bare Roots flooded for past five weeks :  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/24/bare-roots-flooded-for-past-five-weeks/

March 22, 2011 – poor sea defences lead to overtopping at Herstelling and Providence on (East Bank Demerara).  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/22/poor-sea-defences-lead-to-overtopping-at-herstelling-providence/

March 20, 2011 – Spring tides affect Bartica’s power station :http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4074

March 20, 2011 – Authorities again releasing water from EDWC as water rises: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/20/authorities-again-releasing-waters-from-edwc/

March 20, 2011 – Rain, damaged koker flood Wismar, Albouystown : http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/20/rain-damaged-koker-flood-wismar-albouystown/

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March 19, 2011 – Mahaica- Mahaicony farmers appeal for more help : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4069

March 19, 2011 – East Demerara Conservancy rising “dangerously”…  http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4067

March 19, 2011 – Editorial: “The Rains and the Floods” Kaieteur News. http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/the-rains-and-the-floods/

March 19, 2011 – Rice, sugar harvesting resume as weather holds: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/rice-sugar-harvesting-resume-as-weather-holds/

March 19, 2011 – West Demerara suffered tremendously from rainfall: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/west-coast-demerara-suffered-tremendously-from-rainfall/

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March 18, 2011 – Editorial: “Water Woes” – Kaieteur Newshttp://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/18/water-woes/

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March 17, 2011 – Floods:  1200 acres of rice lost : http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/17/1200-acres-rice-lost/

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March 16, 2011 – Conservancy stops releasing water in the Mahaica creek: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4044

March 16, 2011 – Weather cripples sugar industry: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4042

March 16, 2011 –  Conservancy level rises  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/16/conservancy-level-rises-alarmingly/

March16, 2011 – City’s drainage system hampered by fishing boats. http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/16/city-drainage-system-being-hampered-by-fishing-boats/

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MARCH 15, 2011 – Conservancy to discharge into Mahaica creek; farmers brace for flooding : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4035

Mar 15, 2011 – Conservancy at critical level – earthen dam being shored up : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4037

March 15, 2011 –  Cyril Potter  College of Education under water as heavy rains continue:

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/15/cpce-under-water-as-heavy-rainfall-continues/

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