Segura rivermouth cleared

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Segura rivermouth cleared
FLOATING BARRIERS: Kept clear of debris and rubbish by the CHS Photo credit: CHS

THE Confederación Hidrografica del Segura (CHS) is spending €537,8790 on upkeep of the mouth of the River Segura in Guardamar.

This involves ensuring that the old riverbed near the mouth of the Segura in Guardamar is clear of debris and able to drain floodwater in the event of torrential rain and flooding.

The former riverbed is now a canal that collects excess irrigation water from agricultural land and has two sluice gates that connect it to the river itself.

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These are normally kept closed, explained Mario Urrea, the CHS’s president, but are opened during “extraordinary” weather conditions, he said.

Thanks to investment on the part of the CHS, this section of the river will be able to play its part in preventing floods at the Segura rivermouth, as its capacity for draining surface water has greatly improved since the September 2019 storms, Urrea said.

Between August 2020 and August 2021 the CHS has also cleared the floating barrier at the Segura rivermouth on 11 occasion, eliminating plastics, glass and other rubbish brought downstream from agricultural areas.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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