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Old Jul 7th 2023, 4:11 pm
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A year ago there was a fire, that we had a view on.
https://www.elprogreso.es/articulo/r...271591194.html


It burned around 20 hectares.

Now a year after they have arrested a 50 year old man.
https://www.lavozdegalicia.es/notici...0752263252.htm
The dam and the offices (to the left of the dam) have CCTV. These images of the car proved helpful in identifying the culprit.

Not all fires are accidents.
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Old Jul 7th 2023, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Notdunroamin
Spain drying up?

The inhabitants of Zaragoza might be forgiven for disputing that!

https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/07/0...ped-motorists/
Isn't that the whole problem, it always floods there and going up to 40 again next week. More extremes and longer droughts mean it floods the few times it actually rains.

https://weather.com/storms/severe/ne...f-summer-flood
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Old Jul 7th 2023, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Casa Santo Estevo
The recent storms does not mean Spain is no longer dry. These are cases where intense amounts of water falls out of the sky and cannot be absorbed by the ground.
Valencia- https://youtu.be/V3UDKuJqlJo
Zaragoza- https://youtu.be/APH43UPuU_w


Urbanisation without a decent infrastructure will not help either. When was the last time you saw, here in Spain, new drainage larger pipes being laid to replace undersized old one? When have you seen any cleaning of the old ones, to prevent blockages?
It was a tongue in cheek post but as for drainage improvement if you want to see one there is a major project in progress just outside of Albatera on A7 J535, I doubt it's the only one.
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Old Jul 8th 2023, 12:26 pm
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Public water fountains in cartama have been turned off - they took away the tap ! The irigation water has been changed from every night for 20 days.. to one day a week thats a big difference. We dont "need" it.. we´ve 4k litres of rain water stored for the garden already, but that wont last forever. It was nice to know that we´d come home to full tanks one day next week. Now im not so sure.

I worry about the farmers animals - if they cant drink, they will die. Thats not right, but i cant help its been caused by "us" as a wasteful nation. I saw (only yesterday) a woman hosing down her house, the terrace, the pavement and the road, with a hose from an outside tap. This has been made prohibited by the town hall but its not being enforced. If they dont know, they cant do anything about it.

Same as we drove round the area yesterday after work, and at least 5 people have filled their pools with crystal clear (obviously) tap water ... this is also prohibited. They should fly a drone around and fine people with freshly filled pools.

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Old Jul 8th 2023, 12:41 pm
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Public water fountains have been turned off here, too (in addition to the water supply being turned off just over a week ago from 11.30 pm to 7.00 am - extended from the 6.30 am announced originally). As I found out yesterday when I went swimming, the showers in the changing rooms of our municipal pools have also been taken out of use (the poolside ones are still operating but can only be used for rinsing off as use of soap, shower gel and shampoo is not allowed).
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Old Jul 8th 2023, 10:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Notdunroamin
It was a tongue in cheek post but as for drainage improvement if you want to see one there is a major project in progress just outside of Albatera on A7 J535, I doubt it's the only one.
Have a link to the information about these works? It would be nice to know what is entailed.
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Old Jul 12th 2023, 8:13 am
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One village in Málaga province is now having the water supply turned off from 1.30 or 2.00 pm in the afternoon until 8.00 am the following day.

Casabermeja corta el agua 18 horas al día y se abastece con camiones cisterna (malagahoy.es)
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Old Jul 13th 2023, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Lynn R
One village in Málaga province is now having the water supply turned off from 1.30 or 2.00 pm in the afternoon until 8.00 am the following day.

Casabermeja corta el agua 18 horas al día y se abastece con camiones cisterna (malagahoy.es)
I came here to say this.

Interestingly, our 'campo' or irrigation water has been on for the last two nights - our tanks are full up again.
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Old Jul 13th 2023, 1:59 pm
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I think these water restrictions apply to town water. Irrigation water may be controlled some areas, but here in Almuñecar we have plenty of water. We had 150000 litres a few days ago.
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Old Jul 15th 2023, 9:12 am
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oh totally - i see how the restrictions are only for the tap water, its just that it surprised me - firstly because they said it´d only be one day a week now, and secondly - if theres not enough water to make into tap water, how can they leave the water on, surely they need it to make more tap water ? confused dot com.

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Old Aug 27th 2023, 7:39 pm
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Weather is certainly changing in some parts of Spain.
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Old Aug 28th 2023, 9:04 am
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Just west of Valencia was bad too, for about 15 minutes.


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Old Aug 28th 2023, 8:04 pm
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Sen an up date there was a fair bit of damage and injuries. Hope everything was OK with you and yours.
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The most obvious thing that now effects us as a result of this weather is the price of Olive Oil. The crop has been so badly effected that it is nearly 10 euros a litre compared to around 5 euro a year ago!!!
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Sen an up date there was a fair bit of damage and injuries. Hope everything was OK with you and yours.
Thanks. Just 3 trees down from our garden, also known as free heating for next winter. One of them fell in the road so the Bombers kindly cut that one in to manageable pieces. It really was a localized freak storm. Only our town was hit with many roads closed. As far as I know there were no injuries but a couple of cars and walls were damaged.

This one was resting on the fiber feed for our street. The one for our house is the small one underneath. Thankfully it wasn't damaged or we would have a teenager whining more than usual for a few days.

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