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Old Sep 6th 2023, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by growinspain
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.
Maybe read up about desalination plants. The water from them has to be mixed with ground water. They have huge energy costs associated with running them too.
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Old Sep 6th 2023, 5:35 am
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Originally Posted by olivefarmer
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.
The hydro dams here in Galicia were constructed under Franco's regime. His government gave some permissions to the eclectic company which is responsible for them. They can do what they like with the water. They are allowed to produce electricity and run them until dry. That is a little bit of information that came to light in the recent past. No doubt if we have that here then the same will be in other parts of Spain.
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Old Sep 6th 2023, 7:26 am
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If you wish to know more about soil conditions influencing the behaviour of rain water run-off. This video does a good job of helping to explain the complexities.
I am grateful I did not try to explain this above. He can do a much better job than me. You might want to look at other videos on his channel as they are also related to the subject of water, storage, control and conservation.
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Old Sep 6th 2023, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Casa Santo Estevo
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.
I guess you did not read the article..
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Old Sep 6th 2023, 12:35 pm
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If the US can build a pipeline from Northern Canada to the Gulf then little Spain can do it..

I'd bet Brussels would finance the scheme....
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Old Sep 6th 2023, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Stingychips
Seems like olive farming is making a come back in Spain.
Yes, Spain was doing really poorly worldwide until now.
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Old Sep 7th 2023, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by DLC
Yes, Spain was doing really poorly worldwide until now.
where I am people are not doing well at all with olives. It’s not rained properly In years
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Yes, Spain was doing really poorly worldwide until now.
And the problem is that the local economy suffers. Less meals out, longer between vehicle services, less purchases made even less coffee/ drinks at local bars.
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Old Sep 10th 2023, 8:55 pm
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The rainfall that occurred between Friday and Saturday in the Navarra region has equalled everything the average for the months of September and October.

https://www.elindependiente.com/futu...bre-y-octubre/
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all the rain and only 1 percent rise.....
https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/10/2...-one-per-cent/
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Watching from Ireland, it's very bad in Catalonia this year. Even now it's still 24-26 °C near Lloret and no rain in sight, which means more tourists and more water needed.
Ironically, even in Ireland I was sitting outside in T-shirt and shorts yesterday and sunny right now, but we know it will rain very soon.
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Old Oct 25th 2023, 11:35 am
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Watching from Ireland, it's very bad in Catalonia this year. Even now it's still 24-26 °C near Lloret and no rain in sight, which means more tourists and more water needed.
Ironically, even in Ireland I was sitting outside in T-shirt and shorts yesterday and sunny right now, but we know it will rain very soon.
I was speaking to my friend in Wexford this morning and she said that in Cork, which had bad flooding again last week, people are now finding it difficult to get house insurance, and the amount paid out in claims for last year's flooding was so high that premiums rose for every policyholder in the country.
My stepdaughter, who lives in Derby near the river, was unable to cross a bridge to get to work last week as the river rose so high they closed the bridges to pedestrians. Luckily they weren't flooded but some areas in the Midlands suffered badly, with one elderly lady tragically having drowned in her home when the floodwater rose to a height of 5 ft.

Here, I read last week that the amount of water supplied to local areas from Lake Vinuela is to be cut by a further 15%, which no doubt will mean the extension of restrictions on usage, but nothing has been heard about that as yet. We've had rain on a couple of days during the last week but nothing remarkable. Madrid, however, had floods again including the Metro.

Everywhere seems to be either a famine or a feast these days, no such thing as a happy medium.
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Originally Posted by Moses2013
Watching from Ireland, it's very bad in Catalonia this year. Even now it's still 24-26 °C near Lloret and no rain in sight, which means more tourists and more water needed.
Ironically, even in Ireland I was sitting outside in T-shirt and shorts yesterday and sunny right now, but we know it will rain very soon.
20%... it's looking a bit grim.
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Originally Posted by Lynn R
I was speaking to my friend in Wexford this morning and she said that in Cork, which had bad flooding again last week, people are now finding it difficult to get house insurance, and the amount paid out in claims for last year's flooding was so high that premiums rose for every policyholder in the country.
My stepdaughter, who lives in Derby near the river, was unable to cross a bridge to get to work last week as the river rose so high they closed the bridges to pedestrians. Luckily they weren't flooded but some areas in the Midlands suffered badly, with one elderly lady tragically having drowned in her home when the floodwater rose to a height of 5 ft.

Here, I read last week that the amount of water supplied to local areas from Lake Vinuela is to be cut by a further 15%, which no doubt will mean the extension of restrictions on usage, but nothing has been heard about that as yet. We've had rain on a couple of days during the last week but nothing remarkable. Madrid, however, had floods again including the Metro.

Everywhere seems to be either a famine or a feast these days, no such thing as a happy medium.
Yes, Midleton in Cork was hit very badly. Unfortunately flooding is often very localised and it happens quite often down there. Instead of solving the root cause they seem to build more homes and then people are surprised why it's getting worse in an already flood prone area. Where I am was nothing really, taken yesterday. Some fields were flooded not too far from us, but again nothing unusual🤞.

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The mountains of Catalonia are dry as a bone. The cost on agricultural water has gone up.
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