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The Easter rains inject almost 3,000 hm3 into the reservoirs, which rise 5.3 points to 63.1% capacity

The Easter rains have caused the water reserve to increase 5.

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The Easter rains inject almost 3,000 hm3 into the reservoirs, which rise 5.3 points to 63.1% capacity

The Easter rains have caused the water reserve to increase 5.3 points in the last week, going from 57.8% to 63.1%, with 35,375 cubic hectometers (hm3) of water currently impounded, as reported by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO).

In this way, reservoirs have increased by 2,968 hm3 in the last seven days. In this way, the last week becomes the one in which the reserve has grown the most during 2024, very close to the week of last January 26, when the increase was 2,932 hm3 (5.2% of the capacity of the reservoirs ), according to data provided to Europa Press by MITECO.

In the last seven days, rainfall has considerably affected the entire Peninsula and the maximum has been recorded in Ceuta, with 172.6 liters per square meter (l/m2). Thus, the reservoirs are 11.6 points higher than the same date a year ago (with 6,489 hm3 more water), but two tenths below the average of the last ten years (35,526 hm3, that is, 151 hm3 less water). Since 2018, so much water has not accumulated in the reservoirs this week.

On the Atlantic slope, the reserve is at 64.8% and has increased 6.4 points compared to last week. Meanwhile, on the Mediterranean side, the reserve is at 57.7% and has risen two points in the last seven days.

By area, the Eastern Cantabrian is at 93.2%; the Western Cantabrian, at 82.9%; Miño-Sil, at 86.9%; Galicia Costa, at 87.3%; the internal basins of the Basque Country, at 90.5%; the Duero, at 86.4%; the Tagus, at 76.6%; Tinto, Odiel and Piedras, at 84.3%; the Ebro, at 73%; and Júcar, at 52.6%.

Below half are Guadiana, at 48.7%; the Guadalquivir, at 42.9%; Guadalete-Barbate, at 27.2%; the Andalusian Mediterranean Basin, 26.9%; Segura, at 22.8%; and the internal Basins of Catalonia, at 16.4%, which have barely grown 9 tenths.

Among other increases, those registered in the Guadalquivir stand out, which has gone from 30.3% to 42.9% in one week; the Guadiana, which has gone from 40.4% to 48.7%; that of Tinto, Odiel and Piedras, which has risen from 78.6% to 84.3%; and that of Guadalete-Barbate, which has gone from registering 21.4% to 27.2%.

2,438 HM3 MORE WATER FOR CONSUMPTION: AT 53.54%

Regarding water for consumptive use (human consumption), the reserve has 20,772 hm3, 53.54% of its capacity. Compared to last week, it has increased by 2,438 hm3, increasing by 6.28 points.

On the other hand, the dammed water for hydroelectric use stands at 14,603 hm3, 84.68%. Compared to last week, it has risen 530 hm3, or 3 points and almost a tenth.