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Ecuadorian Amazon registers the worst rains in 10 years; pipelines and roads are at risk

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Yesterday, July 19, 2021, heavy rains were recorded in the provinces of Napo and Orellana, Ecuador’s Amazon. The unusual rainfall caused rivers to rise and landslides, putting at risk road infrastructure, electricity, oil and personal property in the area.

In the sector of the town of San Luis, El Chaco, in Napo, where the epicenter of the regressive erosion of the Coca River is located , which threatens the catchment works of the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant, the Electric Corporation of Ecuador ( Celec ) performs daily monitoring. In yesterday’s report, he pointed out that at 2:00 p.m. the highest flow recorded possibly in 10 years occurred, reaching 3 400 m3 per second.

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