Torrential rains hamper work at river crossing #1

Normally, the lack of rain is hardship but when capping a spring, it’s a blessing. NW Haiti has been a five month drought but this has helped the spring capping at Source Lanon to proceed.  During drought from November 2013 to the end of April 2014 a lot of work was done on the pipeline and spring capping. The effect of the torrential rains that eventually flooded the work in progress at the first river crossing is shown below.

Flooded trench

Flooded trench at the first river crossing

It took repeated attempts and digging out and cleaning up to get concrete and pipes across the river.

Draining flooded trench

Draining flooded trench

Notice the concrete forms barely sticking out of water.

Flooded concrete encasement

Flooded concrete encasement

After the trenches were drained from the rains,  the pipes were covered in concrete for the  river crossing.Pipeline from Source Lanon

 

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