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The remarkable geology of Accitania

Javier almellones travel

...and the temperature inside remains constant. This troglodyte landscape extends not only through the Hoya de Guadiz but also through the Altiplana district. Here, the ‘badlands’ can be seen from the shores of the Negratín reservoir, between the ... Cazorla and Baza mountain ranges. This enormous reservoir, which is also known as the ‘sea of Altiplano’, has an interesting view of these geological formations from the hamlet of Negratín. There is a beautiful contrast between the reddish colour of the



Doñana, a park running dry

fernando miñana

...they want to open Aznalcóllar again. The authorities say the solution is to store more water to meet all the demand, but the problem is that the more water there is in the reservoir, the less will reach the marshes.” Aznalcóllar was the scene of an



Marbella forced to open reservoir dam twice in a month

Monica PÉREZ marbella

The dam at La Concepción was forced to open its floodgates twice in December to release water after reaching its capacity. The need to empty the reservoir came about after the recent torrential rain in the province and is the first time the event



A picture perfect place for art

Jennie Rhodes Periana

...the moment visits to La Galería, which overlooks the Viñuela reservoir just outside the town, are by appointment only and the couple are hoping to run monthly events and combine some of them with fundraising for local charities. The website is



Guadalhorce Ecológico, organic, healthy produce sold direct to the consumer

FERNANDO TORRES ALHAURÍN EL GRANDE Villafranco reservoir. In turn, the cooperative is responsible for distributing to the rest of Spain. "Our buyers are eco-shops and consumer associations." This is why the region's agricultural diversity is so beneficial to this business idea: "Consumers


What to do

A week of water in Istán

sur istán There is also a tour of the dam and the La Concepción reservoir and a workshop demonstrating the old way of washing clothes and making soap at the El Chorro fountain. The following day a guide will take visitors to the source of the river Molinos


What to do

San Isidro celebrations

Jennie Rhodes

In Ardales the romería will end at the Guadalhorce reservoir where on 15 May a party with typical food and drink will be available with music by the municipal band.



Campillos drinking water supplied by tanker trucks

F. TORRES. campillos

Campillos council has had to take extreme measures to combat the town’s water shortage, calling upon tanker trucks to deliver 75 tonnes of drinkable water to the town’s reservoirs, after the majority of the town went five days without supply this wee



Emergency measures announced to bring water to inland villages


...million euros needed in order to be able to pump excess water from Marbella’s La Concepción reservoir eastwards to the Axarquía, which needs better water supplies. In the north of Malaga province, local mayors have met to encourage the Junta to start a ... promised investment in a pipeline from Cordoba province’s Iznájar reservoir to their inland villages nearby.



Emergency meetings take place in attempt to avoid drought and restrictions in autumn

Eugenio Cabezas well as representatives from the agricultural sector took place on Tuesday to try to form an agreement and plan of action. Authorities are saying that if there is no rainfall in September, the Viñuela reservoir is expected to fall below its ... delegate, José Fiscal, said that the regional government’s priorities were to “connect the Chíllar river to the Viñuela reservoir,” which would bring 2.5 cubic hectometres of water per year and also to “connect Vélez-Málaga, Algarrobo and Torrox waste water ... stations to the reservoir” which would bring a further 10 cubic hectometres for the sector. If a drought is declared in October, water supply would be severely restricted for farming, prioritising water for domestic use.



Drought draws closer for the Axarquía as reservoir levels drop due to summer demand

agustín peláez

The threat of drought in the Axarquía continues to loom as the area's population increases in the summer months. The Viñuela reservoir is hovering above its minimum levels at 54 square hectometres, but the Axarquía has been on alert for two years ... dropping at that rate would mean the reservoir would reach the 45 threshold by mid-September. The agricultural sector would feel the impact first as restrictions would be put in place, prioritising water for domestic use. The last time a drought was



The Insider Guide: The American Riviera

Andrew Forbes

...friendly, summertime atmosphere, before relaxing in front of the huge screen, projected against the mausoleum. The image and sound quality is exceptional. For August listings, including Reservoir Dogs on 35mm, and Some Like It Hot, check their website,



Summer storms cause problems across Malaga province


Summer storms caused a number of problems on the Costa del Sol and inland on Monday morning. The unusual weather, more typical of autumn than summer, is due to what is referred to in Spain as a 'Dana', a pocket of cold air trapped at high altitude.



Malaga province welcomes the Vuelta a España

Daryl Finch

The country's biggest cycling race rolled into Malaga province on Thursday as the twelfth stage of La Vuelta a España departed from Motril bound for Antequera. Race leader Chris Froome couldn't build on his commanding lead from stage 11 in which hi



High water demand over the summer may mean restrictions are put in place in October

...reservoirs alone. Figures 238 cubic hectometres was the volume of water stored in reservoirs in Malaga province in August, 35 fewer than a year ago. 42 hm3 is the amount of water in La Concepción reservoir, which supplies the Costa del Sol. ... 129 hm3 is the total volume of water in the Guadalhorce reservoir system (Guadalteba, 42; Guadalhorce, 59, and Conde del Guadalhorce, 28). 46 hm3 is the amount of water in La Viñuela, and fears began in July that it could dry up. The huge ... Estepona, Casares and Manilva used about 1.5 hm3 per week in peak season (approximately 6.5 hm3 in August). The CEO of Acosol, Manuel Cardeña, says that about half of the water supplied to the Costa del Sol has come from La Concepción reservoir, which



Horticulture in space

Denise Bush

...year’s crops of tomatoes and peppers this way, the aeroponic system could be a useful tool for keen gardeners to increase the success rate of rooting cuttings. The basic system consists of a reservoir and submerged pump, a misting system (it looks a ... enriched with nutrients flows through the roots). The cuttings should be placed in a position where they will get lots of natural light but not direct sunlight. Once fine hair roots start to form, a nutrient will need to be introduced into the reservoir ... as 11 days. Fogponics is a very similar system which produces very fine water droplets. The nutrient dosage will depend on the size of the reservoir and a guide should be included with the system. Liquid nutrients are obviously much easier to add



Junta admits that the levels in Costa's reservoirs are “pretty bad”


...reservoirs is “pretty bad.” The Guadalhorce reservoir, which has been on alert since August with levels currently at 44 cubic hectometers, is only one quarter full. Alerts and emergency systems are set by the Andalusian Mediterranean basins' special



Mystery of naked reservoir couple that met a violent death while out kayaking


Two bodies found in the water of a reservoir in Girona province this week are believed to be those of a young couple who disappeared in late August. The couple, named only as Marc (23) and Paula (21) from Barcelona province, had set off on 24 ... August on a kayaking trip to the Sudgueda reservoir in the foothills of the Pyrennes. They were reported missing when they failed to return. Initial investigations found their empty car underwater at the end of a ramp, suggesting it was pushed there,



The Guadalhorce reservoirs are at drought level due to the lack of rain so far this year


Viñuela reservoir, the largest in the province, has been in the same situation since July. The scarce reserves of water are causing concern among the authorities. “If we don't have enough rain to raise the water reserves above 128 cubic hectometres, the ... inland reservoirs are currently at the 117 hm3 level. To be specific, the Guadalhorce reservoir contains about 55 hm3 of water; the Conde del Guadalhorce 24 and Guadalteba 38. There is an additional problem: the water quality diminishes as the levels ... drop, due to increasing salinity in the Guadalhorce. This is because the salt waters of the Meliones stream run into this reservoir, and this causes a major problem for farmers as it means the water cannot be used to irrigate crops such as avocados. A



Relief for farmers and gardeners but no end to drought risk yet


...of the rain that fell was moderate, it has given the water time to enter the ground. Before the storms local reservoirs were just a third full, with some, like La Viñuela, lower and nearing critical. Marbella's smaller La Concepción reservoir was



Malaga faces another drought with a lack of infrastructure to deal with it


...never completed, such as the pipeline from the Iznájar reservoir in Cordoba to the northern Antequera area, which was supposed to have been built two years ago. Subtropical fruit growers will see their water cut by 60% If the drought is officially ... a new dam on the Río Verde which would increase the capacity of Marbella's La Concepción reservoir from the present 61.85 cubic hectometres to 180, making it the biggest in the province. Another is the pipeline between the Costa del Sol, Guadalhorce ... from there to Malaga. At a meeting on Thursday the Junta promised to improve the pipe network on the Costa del Sol so that more water can be transferred from La Concepción reservoir. At present, the Guadalhorce reservoirs contain just 112 hm3, La



Subtropical fruit growers will see their water cut by 60%

La Axarquía is to be the first area to suffer water restrictions due to the drought situation. Levels in La Viñuela reservoir have fallen significantly, to just 23% of its total capacity with no more than 38 cubic hectometres. After a meeting



A policeman dressed as Spiderman


...him believe that he was there to find out what type of superhero he was. That, said Manuel, was why he had to have so many tests. When they put the reservoir in place to give Lolo the treatment, his father told him he was Ironman. When they did



Axarquía growers start to feel effects of drought


...and avocados have been restricted to just 40 per cent of their usual water supply from La Viñuela reservoir. The restrictions apply for the next hydraulic year which will end on 31 September 2018 and has come about because of the drought declared in ... October when the reservoir was at just 23 per cent of its full capacity. The lack of rainfall in recent years, as well as the demand for water from the booming tropical fruit industry, has led to the current situation. Growers will be able to resume



2017: a rollercoaster year

Rachel Haynes

...government to carry out projects which have been outstanding for some time and never completed, such as the pipeline from the Iznájar reservoir in Cordoba to the northern Antequera area. DECEMBER Merger of property giants Mega-shopping centre still set



A bird in danger of extinction spotted at the Río Verde estuary

Nieves Castro

Two others were spotted a few months ago on the reservoir at Cancelada, in Estepona. His expert eye does not let him down. “There is no way of confusing a crested coot with a Eurasian coot,” he says, “because among some other differences it has two



Cold snap covers inland areas in snow


...the Axarquía, where drought restrictions are already in place, the heavy rain has irrigated land as well as replenishing stocks at La Viñuela reservoir, according to the association for young farmers (Asaja). They say that the precipitation has not



Axarquía drought measures postponed until April in view of rainfall


...and since 1 December has only had access to 40 per cent of its normal amount of water from La Viñuela reservoir. The restrictions are in place for the entire hydraulic year, which ends in October. The reservoir, which is the main source of water for



Two artistic havens in Granada province

Jennie Rhodes

...elderly Spanish lady from the village she'd bought the house in, to purchase a finca at the bottom of a valley overlooking the nearby Beznar reservoir. “It was love at first sight,” admits Roberta. The finca has since become La Conca - not only home to



More rain forecast as reservoir levels rise


...rainfall has been below the long-term average. The current restrictions placed on farmers will also be reconsidered. Healthier reservoir levels Over the last week the reservoirs have filled to over 250 cubic hectometres. As often happens in periods of ... One of the main beneficiaries of the rain has been La Concepción reservoir, a relatively small reservoir behind Marbella that serves the municipalities of the western Costa del Sol from Torremolinos to Manilva. Local public water provider, Acosol, ... has said it is pleased that the reservoir is now back up to over 70 per cent of its capacity, however the company's head has been explaining this week that it cannot be complacent. Manuel Cardeña recalled that the capacity of La Concepción is quite



Junta says there won't be a drought order until autumn at least

M. D. TORTOSA / A. PELÁEZ place for the rest of this hydraulic year. However Fiscal gave assurances that there would be enough water for two years of domestic use as long as the situation “does not get worse”. La Concepción reservoir in Sierra de las Nieves near Marbella ... stands at 89 per cent full, while the Limonero reservoir north of Malaga city is at 50.29 per cent capacity and with enough water for two years. The Campo de Gibraltar reservoircurrently has 41.6 cubic hectometres with enough water to supply the area ... for two years, while La Viñuela has risen from 35.5 to 54.7 cubic hecometres. Meanwhile major infrastructural works to guarantee the area's long term water supply remain on hold. These include a new channel to take water from the Iznájar reservoir to



La Viñuela water restriction lifted


...following the heavy rain that has fallen in the area this month, which has led to the Viñuela reservoir's levels almost doubling, from 35 cubic hectometres before the period of wet weather, to 63.7 cubic hectometres this week. While the 60 per cent



Filling up the reservoirs

Ignacio LILLO

...streams. Reservoir levels are rising again: those in Malaga province have recovered about 120 cubic hectometres. La Concepción is almost completely full, and fears of drought in La Axarquía have been relegated to the past, thanks to the water now in La ... unexpected tourist attraction, with hundreds of people heading into the countryside every weekend to enjoy the sight. La Concepción reservoir, which supplies 11 municipalities on the western Costa del Sol (Marbella, Estepona, Ojén, Istán, Casares, Manilva, ... supply. Situated between Marbella and Istán, this reservoir is unusual because it is so small that it empties at almost the same rate as it fills. In fact in the past three weeks it has gone from being half-full to over 93 per cent, and last Friday the