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Spain’s Axarquia to receive water from the western Costa del Sol to battle ‘exceptional drought’ despite recent rains

DESPITE recent rains, the water reservoir at La Viñuela, which supplies the Axarquia region, continues in a state of ‘exceptional drought.’ The transfer of resources...

It never rains but it pours: Giles sees the Costa del Sol drought break first hand

BE careful what you wish for. At the beginning of March, I was seriously concerned about the lack of rainfall in Spain. Specifically the...

A week to go….but March already wettest for 72 years in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

DROUGHT fears expressed a few weeks ago with warnings of water-rationing have been banished by record March rainfalls in the Valencian Community. With a week...

Recent rainfall leaves five months worth of water in Spain’s Malaga reservoirs

THE start of Spring has brought much needed rain to the province of Malaga. In fact, the recent rainfall, mainly thanks to the passage of...

Farmers rejoice over big rainfall to boost vineyards and fruit growing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FARMERS in Alicante Province have welcomed the recent big downpours that they claim have saved vineyards. The winter drought threatened crops but the heavy rain...

Much needed rain forecast in Spain’s Malaga this Thursday and Friday

THE drought situation is critical in the province due to the lack of rainfall in recent months, so the arrival of any rain will...

Spain to convene Drought Committee ‘in next few days’

SPAIN is experiencing some of the worst droughts in the last 20 years, according to climate scientists. Water reserves in some regions in Spain are...

Spain’s Malaga records lowest rainfall values in 80 years

THE province of Malaga is set to face its worst drought since records began in 1942 by the national weather agency AEMET. The drought situation...

Drying up: Water disputes springing up as major drought stares Spain in the face 

THE crumbling walls of a once-submerged village rising from the cracked mud of a dried up reservoir have become a powerful symbol of the...

Drought fears grow as dry spell continues in Spain’s Malaga

THE drought situation is ‘critical’ in the province due to the lack of rainfall these months. In fact, according to the latest data, just 14.5%...

Dry January raises drought fears in not-so rainy Spain as reservoir capacity goes down to 44%

THE second-driest January of the 21st century has sparked fresh fears of a drought in Spain. The government conceded this Tuesday that it was monitoring...

Spain’s Axarquia receives water from Malaga city to battle ‘exceptional drought’

SINCE the beginning of this week, Malaga city has been supplying water for human consumption to the Axarquia region. The delicate situation of the La...

Water solution: New technique tested to replenish underground water supplies in Marbella, Spain

A NEW method of replenishing underground water supplies is to be trialed in Spain. Researchers hope that the plan will increase underground reserves by 15%...

Severe droughts to ravage south-eastern Spain within 30 years as water supplies are set to fall by 40%

SOUTH-EAST Spain faces a 40% fall in water resources by 2050 if remedial action is not taken, according to Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera. Ribera,...

Severe droughts, heatwaves and floods in hottest decade on record as climate crisis talks underway in Spain

The findings by the WMO show that this year will be the second or third warmest since records began

Water levels at reservoirs in Spain’s Andalucia still down on last year despite downpours

The statistics showing the reduction in water levels come after the Olive Press revealed shocking photos showing the plummeting water height at Lake Istan last week

Spain’s long lost ‘Stonehenge’ rediscovered after drought

For residents in Peraleda de la Mata, a village of just 1,400 inhabitants, the ‘miraculous’ event confirms a local legend about buried treasure in the area

Andalucia bird sanctuary under threat from drought and wild boars

THOUSANDS of waterfowl are at risk in the Donana National Park due to a series of management blunders that are seeing eggs and chicks...

Reservoir dam in Andalucia opened as officials deem it too full

THE reservoir which supplies the western Costa del Sol was opened on Monday after officials deemed it over capacity. The La Concepción reservoir, behind Marbella,...

Drought restrictions in Malaga lifted after Storm Emma brings rain

A DROUGHT crisis has been averted as a year’s worth of rain fell in Malaga over the last few days. Restrictions that were set to...

Malaga and southern Spain will experience droughts ’14 TIMES more severe than in recent years’ – and much sooner...

MALAGA and southern Spain could see droughts 14 times more severe than in recent years from as soon as 2050 onwards. That is according to...

Frost and drought causing widespread shortages in Spanish vegetable crops

FROSTS across Spain are causing widespread shortages of vegetables with suppliers scrambling to find alternatives to avoid a repeat of last year's crisis. The January...

Urgent measures being drawn up to combat threat of drought across Andalucia

New water plans include installing a pipeline from the Iznajar reservoir in Cordoba to the Antequera area, which was supposed to have been built two years ago.

SIPS GOING DOWN: Worst grape harvest in Spain for DECADES could see wine shortages and price increases

SPAIN, Italy and France are bracing for their worst grape harvest in decades. Farmers in the three countries, which together produce over half the world's...

Crop farmers plea for pipelines to be built to try fight a feared drought

Officials warned that an official drought decree is likely to be called in the Axarquia area

Farmers in Murcia protest over seasonal drought

Murcia has seen a three-year period of little or no rainfall, with the recent storms hardly touching the region.

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