The condition of Andalusian reservoirs is alarming and could be an emergency because they are located at 19.3% of their capacity in the case of the Guadalquivir basin, according to data updated this week on the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (Miteco).
This fact led to the Junta of Andalusia through this president, Juanma Moreno, and after meeting with the Drought Expert Committee, she admitted that the situation was “extreme” and announced that in Seville, Córdoba, and Málaga they would have restrictions if the situation does not change at the beginning of the year.
In fact, after knowing that it is possible that after Semana Santa there will be restrictions, in his last appearance the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Morreno, admitted that at least in Seville, at least until the Fair, there will be no what kind of urban restrictions, while not guaranteed to be the same in agricultural or industrial environments, and he commented that he wished the spring rains would come to avoid such consequences.
What’s more, the president of the Andalusian Government dares to point out a number where the community can continue until the end of summer without restrictions: 300 liters per square meter, although it shows that with double the amount (between about 500 and 600 liters per square meter), the problems can be solved.
Most of the affected areas
The reservoirs most affected in Andalusia, now due to the drought, are those of the Guadalete and Barbate basins, whose capacity is less than 15%, or exactly 14.4%. All of them, except for the Guadalcacín II reservoir, which is in excellent condition, show alarming conditions below 20%.
Although in a very good situation, those in the Andalusian Mediterranean basin are better than the reservoirs of Cadiz. which is 18’4% of the webinar and Limonero reservoirs at 5% of their capacity.
Less than a point above the reservoirs of the Guadalquivir basin, which is at 19.3%. In this basin, the reservoirs of Aguascebas, Colomera, Martín Gonzalo, Puebla de Cazalla, Sierra Boyera, Torre del Águila, and Víborasthose are below 5% of their capacity.
On the other hand, those from the province of Huelva, in the basin of the rivers of Huelva: Tinto, Odiel, and Piedrascan, can be seen in 62% of their capacity.