Spain needs rain as drought fears loom

OFFICIAL figures have revealed the critically low water levels in reservoirs across Spain leading to worries of taps running dry and a drought being declared in some regions.

Despite moderate rainfall at the end of August the overall level of the country’s reservoirs  is just 41.24% – compared to 54.18%  in the same week in 2016.

The total capacity of the reservoirs across the country is 55,973 hm3 but the current level is 23,081 hm3 – down 441 hm3  on the previous week.

Some provinces are faring worse than others with Almeria (8.97%), Valencia  (21.62%), Granada (34.82%) and Malaga (38.23%), featuring towards the bottom of the tables.

At the other end of the scale are the provinces with an abundance of water in their reservoirs including Huelva (74.1%) the Asturias (71.71%).

The full list, by province, with the latest data (12 September 2017) is…

Province / Capacity of reservoirs /  Actual water level / Change compared to the previous reading


reservoir levels spain sept 2017

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