THE clearing of Almuñécar’s riverbeds has started this week in preparation for the winters heavy rainfall.
The Río Seco and Río Verde have been the subject to an extensive clearing project, removing marsh cane and digging of fresh channels to distribute flood waters.
The councillor of agriculture María José Martín and the mayor of Almuñécar, Trinidad Herrera oversaw the start of the project on Thursday.
“The wild cane is an invasive species so must be removed,” explained Martin, “the dryness of the soil and the weakness of the river vegetation make it an ideal time to carry out the work.”
The removal of the cane also makes way for indigenous species of flora and fauna to return to the riverbeds.