Sedesol working to mitigate worst drought in 70 years

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mexico's national social development authority, Sedesol, has begun mitigation works against the worst drought for the last 70 years.

Following the driest September since 1941, Sedesol has distributed water to 1,500 communities across 28 states, the authority said in a release.

Under its water supply for vulnerable population program, Sedesol has installed storage tanks and sent water trucks to communities in need.

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The worst affected areas include the northern states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León and Zacatecas.

Sedesol sent 5Ml of potable water to Chihuahua, 1.17Ml to Guanajuato and sufficient water for 32,691 people in Durango, according to the release.