So far this year’s rainy season, the Lázaro Cárdenas dam has increased its storage by almost 3 percent, while the Francisco Zarco has remained practically the same volume for a month and a half.
The National Water Commission (Conagua) announced that the Lázaro Cárdenas dam, better known as El Palmito, It has a storage capacity of 1,661.44 Mm3, the equivalent of 59.97 percent of its ordinary level., which is 2,770.51 Mm3, and with runoff of 36.15 cubic meters per second (m3 / s).
For her part, Francisco Zarco, known as Las Tórtolas, currently handles a volume of 229.49 Mm3, 74.21 percent of its Maximum Ordinary Water Level (NAMO), which is 309.23 Mm3, and with inputs of 12.73 m3 / s, as well as an extraction of 1.5 m3 / s.
The rain forecast for October and November is maintained in the upper basin of the Nazas River, so runoff could allow you to increase your storage before the end of this year.
This year 900 Mm3 were allocated to irrigate the 17 modules in the region, within the spring-summer 2020-2021 agricultural cycle, volume that has already been recovered, according to information from Conagua itself, with the rains and runoffs that have been received from July to date in the upper basin of the Nazas River, since during the first six months of the year the phenomenon of drought prevailed in the state of Durango.