Sahara Dust: chances of dust plume affecting water quality here on Nevis small

Sahara Dust: chances of dust plume affecting water quality here on Nevis small

Will the Sahara Dust affect the water quality, here on Nevis?

 

That’s a question the VONNEWSLINE posed to the CoVID-19 Task Force here on Nevis.

 

This comes as the massive plume of dust from the Sahara Desert (located on the African continent), covers the Federation.

 

This dry dust plume commonly forms from late spring through early fall and moves into the tropical Atlantic Ocean every three to five days, according to NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD).

 

In response to the question, Director of the Water Resources Management Unit, Floyd Robinson, said the possibility of dust getting into the water, is small.

 

Director of the Water Resources Management Unit, Floyd Robinson.

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