Gonaïves Needs Flood Containment

Gonaïves Needs Flood Containment

Gonaïves, prone to flooding during the rainy season, sustains human and plant-life losses. Situated in a valley, embraced by mountain ranges, it suffers over-run from them.

Several hurricanes from 2004-2008 caused a storm lake to form, covering roadways, and preventing disaster supplies from being delivered.

One problem is a watershed, lying close by, that spills overflow onto plains. The storm lake formed by it has increased 300% since 2008.

Weather scientists have been collecting data to provide a solution for containment of over-run.

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