July 29, 2021

Drought strikes the countryside even more as it worsens in the southern half of the country



The irrigation campaign will be complicated by the lack of snow and the little dammed water. Farmers continue their mobilizations today

Drought again threatens a large part of the field. The situation is especially worrying in the crops of the regions located in the southern half of the Peninsula and also in specific areas of the northern half, especially of Castile and Leon and Aragon, who urgently need water. On the other hand, the spring and summer irrigation campaign is complicated by the coincidence of two facts. The first is the lack of snow in most mountainous areas, so there will be no significant contributions of water in the swamps when the thaw occurs in the coming months.

The second is the level of water reserves in the swamps, which is lower than last year by these dates and also than the average of the last ten years. According to the data that were made public at the beginning of last week, the hydraulic reserve was at 58.5% of total capacityl, which meant a decrease of 187 cubic hectometers, 0.3%, in relation to the previous week. On the other hand, today the mobilizations in different provinces.

The most important will take place in Real city, where they are planned road cuts, like the A-4, and train tracks at different points. Tomorrow farmers will take over with their tractors in Saragossa, where one is expected mass participation and in Basin; there will also be a manifestation of beekeeping sector in Madrid. On Wednesday, the protests move to Soria and Valladolid. On Thursday they are scheduled at the port of Algeciras, point of entry of goods from Morocco, and also in Vitoria and Albacete. Finally on Saturday there will be concentrations in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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