29 August 2005
SANTANDER — Spain’s worst drought in 60 years could last even longer than predicted, the environment minister warns.
Cristina Narbona said during the next few months rainfall across Spain should be normal.
But this will still not be enough replace the country’s depleted water reserves.
In many reservoirs, water levels have fallen to 43 percent of their normal level.
This summer Spain has suffered its worst drought since 1945.
Narbona said: “It will be difficult to recover the levels in water reserves which in some parts of Spain are frankly bad.
“At the moment we have to be cautious.”
Narbona was addressing a meeting of the National Drought Observatory in San Sebastian in the Basque Country.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news