BSWM, DA conducting survey for cloud seeding 

The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM)  in coordination with the Department of Agriculture  6 is monitoring Western Visayas for seedable  clouds to induce rain. 

The ongoing monitoring is being conducted in Negros Occidental,  Guimaras and Iloilo. 

Negros Occidental Provincial Agriculturist Dina Genzola said on Tuesday, May 21, said the they are conducting monitoring again for seedable clouds and looking at satellite data. 

Last month the BSWM said it did not recommend cloud seeding because of the lack of seedable clouds. 

The Negros Association of Chief Executives (Negros ACE) has joined the call for  the  DA to conduct cloud seeding in Negros Occidental in order to promptly address the massive  drought damage  caused by the El Niño phenomenon. 

The drought damage to crops and animals in Negros Occidental is now P535.6 million. 

The cities of Kabankalan and San Carlos, and the municipalities of San Enrique and Valladolid have declared states of calamity.* 

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