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Concern from Axarquía growers over announcement of further water restrictions

Concern from Axarquía growers over announcement of further water restrictions
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  • The Junta has said that from now until April each farmer can use 2,200 cubic hectometres from La Viñuela reservoir

The managing director of TROPS tropical fruit company in El Trapiche, Enrique Colilles, on Wednesday reacted to the announcement that water supplies to growers in the Axarquía is to be further restricted. “The situation is critical and tragic at the same time because without water for agriculture this area can only expect ruin,” he said.

The Junta de Andalucía wrote a letter to the fruit growers on Wednesday saying that from now until April each farmer can use 2,200 cubic hectometres from La Viñuela reservoir; down from 4,000 during the 2018-19 hydrological year.