A severe drought this year led to restrictions for the Panama Canal. The rains are now returning, but weather patterns are likely to make limits more commonplace in years to come.

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  • What Panama’s Worst Drought Means for Its Canal’s Future
    Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. A severe drought in Panama has resulted in lower water levels in the Panama Canal, forcing some shippers to limit ...
    05/20/2019 - 12:43 am | View Link
  • Panama Canal: Ships asked to carry less cargo after drought depletes water levels
    Ships carrying cargo through the Panama Canal are being asked to lighten their loads after a recent drought depleted the basin's water ... Placing restrictions on cargo also means canal operators ...
    04/30/2019 - 1:06 am | View Link
  • Panama Canal drought, linked to El Niño, highlights climate fears
    The driest period in memory for the canal basin is also hitting small indigenous villages that depend on tourism along the tributaries of the inter-oceanic passage. An intense drought related ... can ...
    04/29/2019 - 10:04 pm | View Link
  • The Case for Panama at the 2018 World Cup
    Not only is this Panama’s first World Cup, it ends a 10-tournament drought for the nation’s qualifying efforts. This is one of the worst since the U.S.’s own nine-tournament drought. This achievement ...
    10/11/2017 - 6:02 am | View Link
  • Easing drought on the Panama Canal
    PANAMA CITY, Panama, June 28 2016— In the midst of one of the worst droughts to ... A section of the canal crosses Gatun Lake, an artificial waterway that was dug out as part of the original ...
    06/27/2016 - 12:59 pm | View Link
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