Axarquia’s riverbeds overdue urgent attention

The river bed of the Rio Seco in Almuñécar after the March clean up program. Source: Facebook

THE riverbeds throughout Axarquia have been given a huge cash injection as a last minute push to get them ready for possible heavy rainfall this winter.

The Junta de Andalucía has released €65 million to assist with the clean up operation to remove and clear the regions river beds of debris and foliage.

Around €28 million has been allocated to improve rural-infrastructure such as arroyos and caminos with a further €20 million going towards vegetation removal.

According to local media, Almuñécar’s Río Seco, Verde and La Herradura’s Río Jate are still severely overgrown and as such pose a serious hazard if heavy rainfall hits the region, despite a thorough clear up at the beginning of March.

This past week, work has started as well to clear the road side verges of the Cabra Road in Otivar to remove the dry and overgrown debris which has been a serious fire hazard throughout the summer.

This seemingly last minute push comes after areas further down the coastline were battered by the DAMA that swept across Andalucía.

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