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Santo Domingo.- Since hundreds of water pipelines were dismantled at Valle Nuevo National Park, irrigation water volumes have risen in the lower part of Constanza.

Constanza Environmental Council member Johnny Marte on Friday said the volume of Grande al Medio river has improved, and provides water to irrigate several farming villages.

He said the increase is evident at the villages of Montellano, El Castillo and La Siberia. "There's more water towards the southern part of the Nizao River, an area where water was being detoured."

Marte said the increased flow was notable along the irrigation channels in farming communities in Valle de Constanza where water flow had been been diminishing for years, such as  Colonia Kennedy, Caballeriza, Ojo de Agua, El Arenazo and Maldonado. "The improvement was evident despite the fact that it is the dry season when rains are not as frequent."

The rising water volumes come in the heels of Environment Ministry deadline to halt all agro and livestock activities, which expired January 29, enforced by the military and park rangers, who dismantled irrigation pipes that crisscrossed Valle Nuevo National Park.

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Written by: Ricardolito, 10 Feb 2017 4:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
A most important fight to win and congratulations..now water can be shared more equitably and land degregation can cease .
Written by: bernies, 10 Feb 2017 4:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
Excellent, now the whole community can enjoy and have use of this precious natural resource. Thank you Dominguez Brito. Now let's go after those cutting down the trees in the Southwestern part of the country.
Written by: danny00, 10 Feb 2017 5:19 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
RICKY, let's hope the locals don't make pee pee in the waters. and please I hope the locals use tide detregent when doing there laundry.
Written by: FelixRD, 11 Feb 2017 2:20 AM
From: United States
Aguas Blancas is not the tallest waterfall in the Caribbean. Instead it is Salto La Jalda. Located close to the town of Magua, about 20 kilometers west of Miches.
Written by: FelixRD, 11 Feb 2017 2:21 AM
From: United States
Aguas Blancas is not the tallest waterfall in the Caribbean. Instead it is Salto La Jalda. Located close to the town of Magua, about 20 kilometers west of Miches.
Written by: FelixRD, 11 Feb 2017 2:23 AM
From: United States
Salto La Jalda is the tallest one in the Caribbean. It is Located close to the town of Magua, about 20 kilometers west of Miches.
Written by: caonabo, 12 Feb 2017 7:46 AM
From: Dominican Republic
I commend Mr Brito on this.......it seems to be a better fit for him than the DA job.....
Written by: guillermone, 13 Feb 2017 10:50 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

Written by: caonabo, 12 Feb 2017 7:46 AM
From: Dominican Republic

I commend Mr Brito on this.......it seems to be a better fit for him than the DA job.....
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Overall Brito is an extremely principled but above all ethical man who comes from a very good, honest, hard working family. He earns his money, every last cent of it. Nevertheless, this project in additional to the obligatory fulfillment his job is personal to him and also to most of the people who hold this region near and dear to their hearts.

They grew up spending quality time going on family trips, vacations, school excursion to Jarabacoa and Constanza enjoying its charm and natural beauty. Therefore to allow its destruction means the end of both their past and the possibility of a future.
Written by: danny00, 13 Feb 2017 1:21 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
but we need to keep the waters clean. DON'T WE?
Written by: danny00, 13 Feb 2017 5:56 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
U mean he's like me honest as the day is long. not like millions of Dominicans, crooks and heartless lowlifes.
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