The wet weather front that rolled over the province before Christmas has increased the reserves in the La Concepción reservoir to 24.4 cubic hectometres, meaning that it is now at 40 per cent capacity according to Red Hidrosur of the Environmental Department.
The reservoir serves 11 municipal areas on the western Costa del Sol, from Torremolinos to Manilva.
This increase in water caused by the storm front Elsa has removed the threat of drought for the time being and especially as the reservoir is not only receiving water from the Río Verde (its main source) but from the Guadalmansa, Guadaiza and Guadalmina rivers as well.
Not all reservoirs are doing so well, though. La Viñuela, the biggest in the province, is still not even a third full.