anclote-high-school Experts from the United Nations French engineering firm Dominican Republic university New York City college and many others have looked for clues to explain rise of Lake Azu neighboring Enriquillo just across border . They had to go other places could cultivate

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Gvea

But the Yaque doesn feed directly into lake. There seems to be no logic lake rise. Hoping for a Solution If the water rise could somehow be reversed sunken land probably restored its original state

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Space runaway ideon

Meanwhile in the Dominican Republic entire town was built from scratch house residents danger. He laments how was forced to sell his cattle when water flooded the land they grazed. The lake killed all mango trees they died. In officials contracted to build million

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Smcisd

Michael Piasecki professor for water resources engineering the City College New York who has done research both countries island says Dominican side people are lot more vocal demanding willing to go out street protest least be loud enough government something. Displaced from their farmland some are turning to nefarious occupation charcoal. I remember one building it was twostory house became onestory he says. In a tiny windowless office Santo Domingo Yolanda sits behind desk piled high with books reports

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Veronique groff

Veronique groff

With climate change the sea has risen in temperature. Lake Enriquillo is the largest in Caribbean and it also region lowest point its surface was feet below sea level. With no solution in sight most expect the water will continue to rise flooding even more of limited land this small island

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Palilalia

But now some of these residents say they have choice to destroy their precious ecosystem Many looked higher ground make living land that is unsuitable for farming perfect illegal production charcoal. length tAttribute id f new . When Antonio Perera arrived in Haiti with the U. This creates more clouds explains Le . It s an expensive and arduous process says Borques

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Freddies on 31st

Photogrpah by Jason Henry The New York Times Redux In and Le researchers at City College of installed handful weather stations monitor future rainfall humidity. But that wouldn explain why the water started rising . Sugarcane too. P G

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Pillars of pastelcolored concrete break the still surface tops what once were houses. Portau Prince Santo Domingo AREA ENLARGED Thomazeau DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Monte Grande dam site Boca Cach LAGO ENRIQUILLO ISLA CABRITOS NATIONAL PARK Villa Jaragua Letant Jimani Lake tang Saum tre Azu Duverg HAITI Canals Bah Neiba Laguna del Cabral extent km Jan. For its part the Dominican government asserts that crux of problem is too much water reaching lake from Rio Yaque del Sur nation secondlongest river. He knows it bad for the environment says but there are few alternatives