Cuban and Mexican experts achieve better environmental indicators

Expertos de Cuba y México logran mejorar indicadores ambientales

Havana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Cuba and Mexico proved that the wave-amplifying system is an alternative to recover the coastal lakes in a shorter term.

The experiment is being conducted in the Laguna Larga ecosystem, Ciego de Avila province, at the largest water reservoir of the province’s northern keys, in order to increase the exchange of water with the sea.

The environmental indicators are being restored and the intention is to recover the coastal lakes without an excessive waste of resources.

The amplifying system utilizes only the energy of the waves to move the water into the reservoir, with a flux ranging between 0.4 and 1.5 cubic meters per second.

The infrastructure is comprised by sluice gates, a 240 meter-long by 3.6 m-wide channel, a pedestrian and a vehicle bridge, a promenade and protection railing.

The scientists estimate that the Project of Renovation of Coastal Lakes, known as Realco, applied in Cuba for the first time, could benefit other bodies of water in Cuba and the Caribbean.

The Project is a result of the alliance with researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and its Institute of Sea Sciences.


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