The Junta prepares a drought decree in anticipation of a dry hydrological year

The Junta prepares a drought decree in anticipation of a dry hydrological year

The subtropical sector of the Axarquía is experiencing its particular pandemic due to the lack of water resources. The specter of drought hangs over the eastern region, where there are more than 10,000 hectares of mango and avocado crops. The forecast of a dry autumn, with no significant rainfall in sight, keeps farmers, producers and traders on edge. The restrictions have already begun, with the reduction of the allocation for irrigation of the La Viñuela reservoir, which is barely 26.51% of its capacity, from 4,000 to 3,000 cubic meters per hectare.

Moreno has advocated for the Andalusian Pact for Water, which is being promoted by its Executive. "Water cannot be a reason for confrontation or friction," he declared. "It has considered a 21% more investment," he declared. The Andalusian president has recognized that the situation of health, economic and social crisis "does not help to solve this problem." "Climate change affects rainfall throughout Andalusia, even in the wettest areas, such as Cádiz and Huelva," he argued. "We have to reuse the water and in the drought decree the tertiaries are going to get ready with a regenerated water plan," he said.

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