RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile is closing one of the driest winters in its history with a precipitation deficit ranging between 60 and 80% depending on the country's different regions: one more year to add to the persistent drought that has plagued the Andean country for more than a decade.
The arrival of spring in Chile opens the way to the melting of precipitation that has been retained in the peaks in the form of ice and snow. This is an essential water supply for the central part of the country, whose water security depends heavily on the accumulation . . .