Spain's water reserves rise for third week in a row
2 November 2005, MADRID — Heavy rains over the past few days have caused Spain's depleted water reserves to rise for the third week running.
2 November 2005
MADRID — Heavy rains over the past few days have caused Spain's depleted water reserves to rise for the third week running.
But the rivers and lakes still stood at 40 percent of their normal levels, as Spain struggled to recover from its worst drought since 1947.
The Spanish environment ministry said the biggest rises were in the reservoirs of the River Tajo basin, in south-east Spain, which went up 260 square hectares compared with the week before.
The National Meteorological Institute said the rains in recent weeks have measured on average 90mm. The average rainfall since records began in 1930 was 68mm.
Though the autumnal rains were expected to help alleviate the damage caused by the drought, experts have predicted it will take years for Spain to fully recover.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news