Government to invest millions in canals to fill dams

Mexican mango season coming to an end amidst drought and floods in country

As Mexico is nearing the end of their mango harvest the globally changing weather patterns are surprising producers and exporters in that country as they see droughts in the West and South with plenty of rain leading to flash floods in the North. According to Arturo Hernández director of GreenSky, the niche airfreight exporter in Mexico, their government is investing millions of Pesos to build canals to fill dams for the increasingly brutal summers being experienced of late.  

“We are almost ending our mango season. The season started early February with the South West area. Exports mostly went to Europe. The international airlines association IATA ranked us among the 10 most important exporters from our region. The weather has changed dramatically across the world in the past few years. It started raining regularly in July and November around the Caribbean side of Mexico. There has been a lack of water mainly in the North but with the latest bouts of rain in the state of Sonora we have seen severe flash floods. Three people died with several cars were dragged away together with damage to roads and infrastructure. In Monterey, dams are almost empty. The rain has not been there yet," explains Hernández.

“People are not used to this kind of rain. People get crazy when the rain starts falling they start celebrating. Some towns have gone a couple of years without rain. Last week the government announced an investment of billions of pesos to build canals to channel rain water into dams. The rain flows down strongly from the mountains. For the past two years, when it rains, all that water is wasted,” commented Hernández.

For more information:
Arturo Hernández
Tel. +55 5363 6433

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