Ema Dam, in Iracema, starts bleeding after 15 years

Ema Dam, in Iracema, starts bleeding after 15 years
Ema Dam, in Iracema, starts bleeding after 15 years
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April 1, 2024 – 1:03 pm
Ema Dam Iracema sangria

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The month of April started positively for some of Ceará’s reservoirs. This is the case of the Ema dam, in the municipality of Iracema, which spilled this Sunday (01) after 15 years. With a total volume of 10.3 million cubic meters, the bleeding depth reached 53 cm, marking a significant moment for the region.

Water from the spillage of the Ema dam will follow its course towards the Figueiredo dam, the 5th largest in capacity in the state of Ceará, contributing to the increase in water levels in the reservoirs monitored by Cogerh.

The spring is responsible for supplying the Ema district. With the latest rainfall in the Middle Jaguaribe region, the accumulated level in the basin increased to almost 30%, marking progress in the contribution compared to recent months.

According to Cogerh monitoring, the supply of water to Ceará’s reservoirs occurs mainly in the quarters of March, April and May, with the month of April being the month that historically records the highest volume supplied.

Cogerh’s Director of Operations, Tércio Tavares, explains that the moment has been positive for part of the hydrographic regions, such as the basins further north in the State, but considers that it is necessary to wait for the end of the rainy season to make a more complete assessment .

“Although we have some numbers to celebrate, we need to be cautious, as we are coming out of an El Niño period. So let’s wait for the rainy season in April and May to reevaluate. Until then, it never hurts to remember the cautious and prudent use of our water, since we live in a semi-arid region and we are not sure what the next rainy season will be like”, concluded Tércio.


The article is in Portuguese

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