The Paraná river registers the lowest level of the century in the port of Santa Fe

The level of Parana River in the port of the city of Santa Fe is in its lowest record so far this century, at 1.39 meters, and the forecast of the National Water Institute (INA) is that it will continue to decline.

For its part, the Argentine Naval Prefecture reported that in its measurement on Tuesday the Paraná in the port of Santa Fe measured 1.39 meters, that is to say at a stationary level since the record at noon yesterday, but 11 centimeters lower than a day ago .

That figure places the Paraná river in that river station 14 centimeters lower than the lowest measurement since 2000 to date, when in 2009 it reached 1.53 meters.

But to the concern that this value generates is added the current forecast of the INA, which a week ago indicated a height of 1.46 meters for the first days of April, while for April 14 the estimate was 1.36 meters.

Historic downpipe of the Paraná river in Santa Fe. (Photo: TN and La Gente).

This extraordinary downspout of the river left boats on the sand in Corrientes. In the provincial capital, the mark is less than 1.29 meters, a level that has not been registered since 2009, said the head of the Prefecture of the Zona Paraná Superior and Paraguay, Gustavo Daniel Díaz, in statements to Telam.

The Chief Prefect further detailed that the usual height in the port ranges between 2 and 2.30 meters and that the low flow is due to “the lack of rain in the upper basin”, because there is no rainfall in Brazil.

“There is no navigation through the quarantine, it is only merchant navigation,” Díaz remarked. On the other hand, he made reference to the curious postcard of the port of Corrientes, where boats moored there, like sailboats, were literally on the sand.