Laguna Sulty Water Reservoir Site Visit
Last week staff from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo visited our water reservoir projects in Laguna Sulty and Jusku Molle (projects that are within minutes of each other, just outside of Cochabamba).
Ivo Velasquez, Project Manager for Nuevo Mundo, sent the following note about the visit:
Today we visited the Laguna Sulty project to take some photos and inspect the site. There is no contamination from macrophytes (aquatic plants) in the reservoir, although we did find a small amount in one corner where water doesn’t circulate. As you can see in the photos, the reservoir currently has good water levels, but it still is 60 centimeters below the max fill/overflow level. The reservoir overall looks very good. There are some fish and ducks, and many of the small islands have filled with reeds where birds now nest. Of course things could be even better with improved management by the community.
About 200 meters before you get to the reservoir, this truck was loading corn to transport to La Paz. These crops are grown with water from the reservoir. We also noticed that a chicken farm is being built nearby, which will either take water from the reservoir directly or build their own well; because of the increased humidity from the reservoir a well would be able to find water.
Jusku Molle Water Reservoir
We also stopped by Jusku Molle: