OFFICIAL figures have revealed the critically low water levels in reservoirs across Spain leading to worries of taps running dry and a drought being declared in some regions.
Despite moderate rainfall at the end of August the overall level of the country’s reservoirs is just 41.24% – compared to 54.18% in the same week in 2016.
The total capacity of the reservoirs across the country is 55,973 hm3 but the current level is 23,081 hm3 – down 441 hm3 on the previous week.
Some provinces are faring worse than others with Almeria (8.97%), Valencia (21.62%), Granada (34.82%) and Malaga (38.23%), featuring towards the bottom of the tables.
At the other end of the scale are the provinces with an abundance of water in their reservoirs including Huelva (74.1%) the Asturias (71.71%).
The full list, by province, with the latest data (12 September 2017) is…
Province / Capacity of reservoirs / Actual water level / Change compared to the previous reading