The theft of portions of riverbank exacerbated flooding in areas like Aranguez and Mt Lambert.
This has been revealed by Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat, following significant damage to property there yesterday due to Tropical Storm Karen.
He explains the situation that led to the Aranguez flooding.
Minister Rambharat was also surprised by the flooding that took place in Mt Lambert.
Meanwhile, Mr Rambharat says, while most farmers have not been affected by floods, consumers should still check produce before buying.