Venezuela’s Drought Leads To Uneasy Minds Of Citizens

Currently in Venezuela, there is a major issue with their power source. The reason behind this: drought. The Guri Dam, located in Bolivar State on the Caroni River that is normally 7,416 meters long and 162 m high is now at a staggering historic low of 243 meters. With the environment looking like the Sahara Desert, it is nearly impossible for the citizens of Venezuela to maintain their sanity with the lack of power within their homes. The dam is used as the hydroelectric complex that provides a significant 60% of the nation’s 16,000 megawatt power demand. The President, Nicolas Maduro has the nation in high hopes that the rain will soon fall and solve all of their problems. Former resident David Osio feels this is very concerning for the people who inhabit the area not knowing when their prayers will be answered. It is a daily struggle for the citizens. Not only do they have to watch every water and electricity decision that they make, says Osio, but they have to worry about how long the duration of this drought is going to be. According to an article about the drought found at DavidOsioBlog.. , two-thirds of the power is being consumed by households. The article also states that the animals are being able to roam freely through the area that was once surrounded by water and there is little to nothing that they can do about it besides pray. This is a serious issue that they are facing and soon it could be nothing less than a catastrophe. Many articles, blogs, and personal posts are being made in a direct attack to the President saying that he wasn’t prepared for a situation quite like this and it is entirely his fault for not having backup plans. With all of that being relatively true, in the same token, he has made some solid strides to help out the environment. He has made canals from one tiny body of water to the next hopefully moving along the progression of the water flow.