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Almost five million euros to repair Guadalhorce watercourses after September rains

Flood damage in Alhaurín el Grande.
Flood damage in Alhaurín el Grande. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Alhaurín el Grande was among the areas worst hit

The Junta de Andalucía regional government has set aside 4.8 million euros for essential repairs to waterways and water supply infrastructure in the Guadalhorce valley. The move follows very heavy rains in mid-September that led to flooding in many parts of the area.

In the rains, caused by a DANA (pocket of cold air) weather phenomenon, the four biggest municipalities in the Guadalhorce valley were particularly affected, especially Alhaurín el Grande. Further north, Villanueva del Trabuco and Archidona were also hit.

The money will be spent on shoring up riverbanks and watercourses where there were mud slides, clearing and repairing irrigation channels, as well as repairing channels that bring drinking water into the Malaga and Costa areas. Earth movements in the area have caused leaks in some waterways.

Ten million euros of aid for affected communities was approved as well in September.