From flood to drought: the testimony of "the 80"

These days the canal is almost dry. It has not rained, in considerable quantity, for more than 90 days. Only a few showers that are not enough at all, in plain sight: this morning an average of 30 millimeters fell in the area.


At the moment the photo was taken, the cows jumped into the canal, because the mills extract little or no water from the groundwater.

The drought crisis affects and hits.

Down the channel, to the east of the place, in Dolores, water no longer comes out of the faucets. In Castelli, the service cooperative reported that “the situation is critical” and asked to take care of the water; meanwhile, the producers hold their heads as if imploring a miracle.

“There are only debts left,” said Alejandro Colella, a neighbor who is dedicated to agriculture in the region.

The rain dribbles in this productive area where the main development is cattle raising and the planting of corn, soybeans and sunflowers.


Three years ago, the reality was different: the rains overflowed the canals and turned the pampa into an immense lagoon: water as far as the eye can see.

In the same place, where the limits of the districts converge, in less than the blink of an eye the news takes us from one discomfort to another. From drought to flood, almost without limits. Many are beginning to wonder what will happen in June.

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Deborah Acker

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