Lake Managua increases by more than 40 square kilometers

The yellow outline around certain areas of Lake Managua are areas of increased over 2 years adding more than 40 square kilometers.

The study notes that in 2010 there was no extreme event, but the lake of Managua grew, in part, thanks to the plain that surrounds him. That year, the Ineter also reported heavy rains in the upper San Juan River Basin, which extends from Lake Nicaragua, passing through the south-west and reaches the Caribbean. The Ineter reported that in 2010 the lake reached the height of 42.76 meters above sea level.

Between October 2010 and October 2011, the Government of Nicaragua moved nearly a thousand families living on the shores of Xolotlán to higher ground, in the municipalities of Managua, and San Francisco Libre Tipitapa, south, north and east of the body water.

This year Xolotlán height was measured at 42.6 meters above sea level.

Serve based his study on satellite images, Landsat, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, which are characterized by their high-resolution images.