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Spain: drought, first restrictions on water in Barcelona

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Lack of rain and sweltering heat have led administrators to impose water restrictions, albeit limited at the moment, in the Spanish cities of Barcelona, ​​Malaga, Huelva and Pontevedra Tanks currently have a capacity of 41.9%, almost 20 points less than the normal water supply at this time of year, reports the Pais.
Sources from the Catalan Water Agency (ACA), the community’s water management body, explain that if the current trend continues (it does not rain enough at the sources of rivers) in September the reserves will be less than 40%. The declaration of this state of alert, as already happened in 2008, means limiting the maximum consumption to 250 liters per day per inhabitant, reducing irrigation for the agricultural and industrial sectors by 25% or banning the filling of ornamental fountains.
In the case of Barcelona, ​​the resources of the five water basins that supply the city and its entire metropolitan area (Baells, Llosa de Cavall, Sau, Santa Ponç and Susqueda) are at 46% of their capacity, 30 points less than the average. of the last decade.

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Source: Ansa

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