3 Aug, 2023 @ 11:29
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Spain’s reservoirs have more capacity than 2022 but serious problems continue in parts of country

Reservoirs continue drying up despite heavy weekend storms bringing torrential rain across Spain
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SPAIN’S reservoirs were at 42.2% of total capacity at the start of August- 1.8% more than a year ago, according to the Weekly Hydrological Bulletin.

Spring rains helped improve reserves but the figure is below the 58.7% average of the last 10 years, with serious issues continuing in some parts of the country.

There has been an overall capacity drop across Spain of 1.2% in the last week, which was the second largest decrease of the year- after that of the previous week

The decrease has gone hand in hand with the virtual absence of summer rain, except in June (and especially the north of the country) which saw double the expected average precipitation.

The situation is especially worrying in the Guadalquivir basin where reservoirs are at just 21.1% capacity while the Andalucian Mediterranean Basin stands at 29.6%.

The Andalucia average shows reservoirs at 22.5% of their capacity, six points less than last year, when the situation was then regarded as critical.

Meanwhile, the interior of Catalunya on Wednesday declared a drought emergency in 24 municipalities with restrictions already in place in popular tourist areas.

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Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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