Madrid/Sevilla, (EFE).- The Guadalquivir basin maintains its water reserve above 25% during the last week (25.3%), which represents a slight increase of one tenth compared to the previous one, while the del Guadalete-Barbate presents identical levels to those of seven days ago (30.3%).
According to data published by the Ministry for Ecological Transition, in the Guadalquivir basin, and more specifically in the Tinto basin, Odiel y Piedras reduced its reserves from 82.5% to 77.7%, while the Andalusian Mediterranean Basin maintains 37.7% of its capacity.
In Spain, rainfall has raised the water reserve to 51.3 percent of its total capacity, so that the reservoirs currently store 28,775 cubic hectometres (hm³) of water after increasing in the last week by 242 cubic hectometres (0 .4 percent of the current total capacity of the reservoirs).
For its part, at the national level, water reserves are above last year’s levels at this time, which was 25,130 cubic hectometres, but it is still far from the average for the decade, whose figure is 32,416 hm3.
On the other hand, the Government delegate in Andalusia, Pedro Fernández, has highlighted the favorable impact of the plan of the Guadalquivir Hydrographic Confederation (CHG) which, with an investment of 12 million, guarantees water for consumption in the Baza region (Granada) and irrigation to 300 farmers in Castril.
Fernández has considered great news for the region that the CHG has approved this plan that includes an item of 12 million euros for irrigation projects and to guarantee the supply of drinking water in Baza, Freila, Zújar and Caniles.