To prevent flooding, they open the Tolón floodgates of the Fúquene lagoon

To prevent flooding, they open the Tolón floodgates of the Fúquene lagoon
To prevent flooding, they open the Tolón floodgates of the Fúquene lagoon

The Autonomous Corporation of Chiquinquirá announced that the Tolón floodgates will be opened to prevent flooding in the 18 municipalities of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, which could be affected if the measure is not taken.

This measure is taken in order to prevent flooding in sectors and vulnerable points of farms and properties in the municipalities located in the Suárez River basin and the Fúquene lagoon.

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According to environmental experts, This structure must be activated when the water level reaches or exceeds 2,539 meters above sea level

It was reported from the CAR Chiquinquirá that The rainfall in recent days caused the Fúquene lagoon to reach a level of 2,539.2 meters, Therefore, it was authorized to open the hydraulic structure that will regulate and control its levels. In this sense, the CAR called on the authorities of the municipalities of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, located in the area of ​​influence of the Fúquene lagoon, to through their risk management units, be alert to any eventuality.

This measure of opening the floodgates of the Fúquene lagoon is in order to prevent flooding in vulnerable sectors of farms and properties of the municipalities located in the Suárez river basin and the Fúquene lagoon, as well as maintain adequate levels for the operation of pumping of the Empochiquinquirá aqueduct company.

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The measure announced by Car Chiquinquirá, is due to the increase in levels of the Fúquene lagoonAs a result of the rains of the last few hours, the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Cundinamarca CAR ordered the opening of the Tolón floodgates, located in the La Balsa sector, in the municipality of Chiquinquirá (Boyacá).

It is highlighted within the information that based on the technical analyzes of the CAR, the opening of Toulon must be carried out when the water level reaches 2,539 meters above sea level, and taking into account that the rainfall of recent days made For the Fúquene lagoon to reach 2,539.2, the CAR authorized the opening of this hydraulic structure that will regulate and control these levels.

 
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