Beninar and Cuevas del Almanzora Reservoirs in Spain’s Almeria

Beninar and Cuevas del Almanzora Reservoirs in Spain's Almeria
Beninar and Cuevas del Almanzora Reservoirs in Spain's Almeria Credit: Pixabay

THE Beninar and Cuevas del Almanzora reservoirs in Spain’s Almeria are only at 11 per cent capacity, and we are now halfway through the hydrological year.

Located in Spain’s Almeria, the Cuevas del Almanzora reservoir and the Benínar reservoir both are only currently on 11 per cent of their capacity and we are already halfway through the year where water is concerned, as the hydrological year starts in October.

In October last year the reservoirs when combined contained a total of 28.34 cubic hectometres of water. This figure has now fallen by several cubic hectometres, which means the reservoirs are only 11 per cent full, and it is not long before the Spanish summer begins and temperatures will begin to soar.


Sadly, we have started this hydrological year with even less water available in the reservoirs than the previous year. The previous year the reservoirs had a combined total of five cubic hectometres more than at the start of this water year.

The Automatic Hydrological Information System (SAIH) of the Regional Ministry of the Environment and Territorial Planning collect data concerning amount of water held by reservoirs in the region including the Beninar and Cuevas del Almanzora reservoirs.

To give scale to these figures, last week alone the amount of water in the Cuevas del Almanzora reservoir fell by 0.51 cubic hectometres of water.

Source: Diario de Almeria

Alex Glenn
Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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