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Drought crisis: Spain’s Malaga awaits an autumn without rainfall as reservoirs continue to dry up

WITH 14 days to the beginning of autumn, the meteorological drought situation is worsening in almost all the country, with reservoirs averaging 35% capacity,...

Spain’s record-breaking hot summer sees water reserves fall to lowest level since mid-90s

ONE of the hottest-ever summers in Spain has caused reservoir levels to drop to their lowest capacity since 1995. The Environment Ministry said that reservoirs...

Secrets from the deep: As reservoirs dry up across Spain, long lost ancient sites are revealed 

ACROSS Spain archaeological treasures are emerging from the deep as a prolonged drought causes reservoir levels to drop to their lowest in decades. The severe...

Water reserves in Spain continue to sink with the Guadalquivir basin at an alarming 22.5% capacity

THE prolonged hot weather has not only placed Spain on track for the hottest summer in recorded history, but is also triggering historic lows...

WATCH: Drought reveals Spain’s own Stonehenge hidden below water level in Extremadura reservoir

A SOUTHERN European severe summer drought has allowed the Spanish Stonehenge to reappear from a dried up reservoir in the western province of Caceres. The...

Capital of Spain’s Costa del Sol rules out cutting water for showers on beaches—despite drought concerns

THE beaches of Malaga City will continue to provide water for beach showers. Three localities on the coast of the Costa del Sol Axarquia have...

Reservoirs in Spain’s Andalucia stand at an unsettling 28.33%

WATER levels in Andalucian reservoirs continue to drop at an alarming rate. In fact in the last week, reservoirs in Andalucia have lost 96 cubic...

La Viñuela reservoir in Spain’s Axarquia is approaching worrisome historic lows

THE Viñuela reservoir is at 13% of its capacity and experts are concerned. Drought and La Viñuela reservoir are terms that have gone hand in...

Spain and Portugal experiencing driest spells in over a millennium

THE IBERIAN PENINSULA is going through its driest period for 1,200 years, according to new research. The majority of rain in Portugal and Spain falls...

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

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