Panama Canal authorities to limit size of ships on water because of drought

Q.  Why the Panama Canal Authority has said that from next month (September 2015) it would temporarily limit the size of ships using the waterway?
- Published on 27 Aug 15

a. Because of the excess traffic of ships
b. Because of the threat to the lives of water species
c. Because of the effects of drought
d. All of these

ANSWER: Because of the effects of drought
 
The Panama Canal Authority has said that from next month it would temporarily limit the size of ships using the waterway, because of the effects of drought. It says the water levels of two lakes through which the route passes have fallen significantly as a result of dry conditions caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon.

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