Water levels finally above average since 1930

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21 November 2006, MADRID — Spain's water reserves have finally risen to a level above the average levels recorded since 1930.

21 November 2006

MADRID — Spain's water reserves have finally risen to a level above the average levels recorded since 1930.

After a week of torrential rains in some parts of the country, reservoirs now stand at 49 percent of their capacity, the environment ministry said on Tuesday.

It is the fifth rise in the last month.

Overall, water stocks have gone up 10 percent in the past month.

Reservoirs are also fuller than they were at this time last year when they stood at only 43 percent capacity.

But in southeast Spain, reservoirs in the Segura and Jucar valleys still stood at only 11 and 12 percent of capacity.

In the past week, 22mm of rain fell on average over the whole country.

This is higher than the average of 16mm for this time, since records began in 1930.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news  


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