Rainfall not enough to fully replenish the groundwater supply

A weather and climate expert reports that Barbados has been in a drought for the past year, its third such spell in ten years and even though rains have come, rainfall for the rest of the year may not be enough to fully replenish the groundwater supply.

Climatologist at the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology  Dr. Cedric Van Merbeeck was speaking in an interview with Starcom Network News….this as the Barbados Water Authority is due to make a decision by this week on whether to extend its water prohibition notice in the face of water supply issues blamed on the drought.

Dr. Van Merbeeck says that while the rains have come as Barbados enters its annual rainy season it may not be enough to make up for the previous dry spell.

Climatologist at the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology  Dr. Cedric Van Merbeeck.

In the meantime, residents of St. John and St. Joseph continue to complain about water outages. This caller to Getting Down to Brass Tacks, told moderator Joy-Ann Haigh she wasn’t accepting this is part of nightly shutoffs.