Rain brings life: rain and people on Curaçao

Water for living The previous article described the importance of dams to the survival of plantations on Curaçao. Crops could be irrigated, even in the dry season, because the dams slowed the runoff of rainwater in order to force this water to penetrate into the ground, thus maintaining groundwater levels. To get to this water, wells were dug by hand, and the edges were reinforced with limestone. It must have been a hellish chore for the slaves to dig a […] Read more »