Daily Archives: August 27, 2015


Panamá has declared a state of emergency.  The drought is official.  Cargo ships in the Canal are now restricted to a draft (depth in the water) of 39 feet. Lawns, gardens and golf courses are forbidden to use drinking water for watering.  Burning brush (a favorite Panamanian practice) is prohibited for fear of wildfires. Here in the Azuero, often called “the […]

Drought, El Niño & Your Dinner