Water reseves at lowest point for ten years
6 June 2006, MADRID — Water reserves in Spain are at the lowest point during the month of June for ten years.
6 June 2006
MADRID — Water reserves in Spain are at the lowest point during the month of June for ten years.
The environment ministry said reservoirs now stood at 56.5 percent of normal capacity.
Throughout the country, there are 30,103 cubic hectometres of water stored in reservoirs – or 1,000 cubic hectometres less than during the same period last year, when Spain was undergoing the worst drought for a century.
Water levels have fallen by 0.9 percent compared to the week before.
It means water levels have dropped for the fifth week running, owing to higher demand and the lack of rain.
On average, only four cubic litres has fallen in recent weeks, the lowest level experienced since 1930.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news