Malaga farmers breath sigh of relief after rain

Following a dry month, the rain and snow that has fallen over the last few days in Malaga Province has been a Godsend for reservoirs and the countryside.

The levels of water-reserves and crops had been a worry in the area as winter started off unusually dry until the heavens finally began to open.

Benjamin Fauli, general secretary of the Asaja Young Farmers Agricultural Association declared that the rainfall had been especially good for olive and cereal plantations and said that the snow had not caused any damage in the countryside.

Yet the problem, according to Fauli, will come if it does not continue to rain, as an agreement with the Provincial Environmental Department does not allow farmers to use reservoir-water for their crops until April 15.

Meanwhile water levels in the reservoirs have improved slightly compared to before the rains and are expected to continue to rise as water and melted snow continues to flow in from the mountains.

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