Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Europe > Spain
Reload this Page >

Spains drying up

Spains drying up

Old Sep 3rd 2023, 11:54 am
  #181  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 511
Mark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

I can echo the above in that all the olive trees around us have virtually nothing on them.
Mark604 is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2023, 1:51 pm
  #182  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 773
growinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by Mark604
I can echo the above in that all the olive trees around us have virtually nothing on them.
our trees are loaded this year..... They do get a drip of water 3-4 days a week though.... A lot of water here outside of Gandia
growinspain is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2023, 2:19 pm
  #183  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Andalucia Spain
Posts: 668
olivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Good quality rain here in the Poniente. Our olive trees are going to give us an average harvest amazingly. Most around us will have another miserable harvest. My neighbour is going to prune his trees without olives before harvest time. Makes sense to stagger the work.

Unsurprisingly , supermarket sales of olive oil is dropping . Price? Taste change? French farmers are being encouraged to switch from vines to olives….. Reason is that EU wine production is up but consumption is down. More people switching to craft beers…..

Big protest in Cordoba on the 5th against lack of support for farmers from government and stricter rules from the EU.
olivefarmer is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2023, 3:23 pm
  #184  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 690
Stingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Seems like olive farming is making a come back in Spain.
Stingychips is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2023, 3:32 pm
  #185  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 773
growinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by Stingychips
Seems like olive farming is making a come back in Spain.
i am pretty sure it is the worlds largest producer of olive oil and has been for a while now..
growinspain is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2023, 3:51 pm
  #186  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 511
Mark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond reputeMark604 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by growinspain
our trees are loaded this year..... They do get a drip of water 3-4 days a week though.... A lot of water here outside of Gandia
Jaen province has been suffering where I am. Hottest April for a long, long time and - "Thousands of inhabitants in the Andalusian city of Jaen even went so far as to organise an “El Abuelo" procession to beg for rain on May 1, bringing out their Christ statue to reinforce their prayers. It was the first time the statue had been brought out of the church basement since 1949."
Mark604 is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2023, 5:06 pm
  #187  
BE Forum Addict
 
philat98's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Central Italy
Posts: 3,580
philat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond reputephilat98 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by Mark604
I can echo the above in that all the olive trees around us have virtually nothing on them.
My olive trees in central Italy have no fruit this year. A cold and wet May followed by a boiling July. The oil price is very high and the potential harvest is terrble. That's farming.
philat98 is offline  
Old Sep 3rd 2023, 5:59 pm
  #188  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 999
Barriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond reputeBarriej has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by growinspain
i am pretty sure it is the worlds largest producer of olive oil and has been for a while now..
Yep around 70% of the worlds Olives and Oil is produced here....
However much of it is for export....
Barriej is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2023, 7:13 pm
  #189  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 773
growinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

the "Dana" did not do much...

https://www.levante-emv.com/medio-am...-91739980.html


growinspain is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2023, 7:15 pm
  #190  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 773
growinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

time to start building canals or pipelines from the North to the South maybe...
growinspain is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2023, 7:56 pm
  #191  
 
Casa Santo Estevo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Galicia
Posts: 3,137
Casa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by growinspain
It is a great illustration of misrepresentative information. How many of those reservoirs are not for water supply rather that are for hydro electric purposes?

It also takes time for surface run-off to flow down pipes or through the the ground to reach the water courses . It is not going to happen over night. There are numerous factors, relating to Meteorological and physical characteristics which affecting run-off.
Casa Santo Estevo is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2023, 8:00 pm
  #192  
 
Casa Santo Estevo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Galicia
Posts: 3,137
Casa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond reputeCasa Santo Estevo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by growinspain
time to start building canals or pipelines from the North to the South maybe...
Please tell us how you would over come the political issues, The environmental issues and the energy cost issues associated with just one scheme let alone the multitude of them required to service the south.
Casa Santo Estevo is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2023, 8:07 pm
  #193  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 773
growinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond reputegrowinspain has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by Casa Santo Estevo
Please tell us how you would over come the political issues, The environmental issues and the energy cost issues associated with just one scheme let alone the multitude of them required to service the south.
Yeah, I forgot this is a country bordering on 3rd world status..

But, it would be less costly than building desalination plants along the coasts.
growinspain is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2023, 8:30 pm
  #194  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 690
Stingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond reputeStingychips has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

There’s been hardly any rain in the mountains of Tarragona. People have never known it like this before
Stingychips is offline  
Old Sep 5th 2023, 9:19 pm
  #195  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Andalucia Spain
Posts: 668
olivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond reputeolivefarmer has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Spains drying up

Originally Posted by Casa Santo Estevo
Please tell us how you would over come the political issues, The environmental issues and the energy cost issues associated with just one scheme let alone the multitude of them required to service the south.
The EU has just podded out 70 billion of our money to Spain for regeneration. Where is that going? The solar farm mafia?

The water situation needs a Victorian engineering approach. Pipelines, proper admin, desalination plants ,tourist tax, increase in water rates, charge for using illegal wells………..

The Rules dam doesn't even have water take off apparently.

Last edited by olivefarmer; Sep 5th 2023 at 10:59 pm.
olivefarmer is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.