Reservoirs rise for the first time in four months

26th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

26 September 2006, MADRID — Water reserves have risen for the first time in four months, authorities said on Tuesday.

26 September 2006

MADRID — Water reserves have risen for the first time in four months, authorities said on Tuesday.

In the past week, reservoirs showed a slight increase of 0.1 percent – for the first time since 9 May.

But overall, reserves still stood at only 39 percent of their normal capacity, said the environment ministry.

The slight rise was due to the heavy rains in some parts of the country over the past seven days and the fall in demand for water from agriculture after the summer, said a spokesman.

Spain is still experiencing its worst drought for ten years.

So far, no domestic supplies have been threatened.

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Subject: Spanish news

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