HAVANA Sep 24 (PL) The Laguna de la Leche, the largest natural lake in Cuba, reaches its maximum capacity today by accumulating 130 million cubic meters of water, due to the rainfall left by Hurricane Irma.
Although rainfall after the passage of the hurricane Irma was not abundant in Ciego de Avila, the drained water reached the lake days after and filled it with the lacking 40 million cubic meters.
Located in the municipality of Moron, north of the Ciego de Avila province, La Laguna de la Leche was very damaged by an intense drought for more than 3 years, and before the hurricane Irma it only had 89.96 million cubic meters.
According to specialists, the lake La Redonda and the dam Puente Largo drain to Laguna de la Leche, which together with the North Wetland of Ciego de Avila represent a shield of great ecological value that protects the aquifer from the saline penetration of the sea.
Its unique features make La Laguna de la Leche a symbol of the Ciego de Avila province and a favorite place for those visiting the tourist destination Jardines el Rey, only 60 kilometers from there.