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Warning of limited water supply as Santo Domingo suffers severe drought

The Dominican National Water Institute has warned that if the current drought continues, the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo only has enough water for residents to last thirty-five days.

Drought warning for residents of the Dominican Republic.
Drought warning for residents of the Dominican Republic. Image by Joe Shlabotnik / CC BY 2.0

The situation is also dire in Santiago, where only ninety days worth of water remain. Director Alberto Holguin has met with President Danilo Medina and the director of the national dams and canals agency, Olgo Fernzandez, to deal with the crisis. Read more: dominicantoday.com