Costa del Sol is swamped with water for summer


THE COSTA del Sol looks to have sufficient water to meet normal demands this summer.

While some reservoir levels are still causing concern, La Concepción reservoir that supplies Torremolinos to Manilva is 97 percent full, almost a third more than last year.

The reservoirs supplying Malaga Province are only just over half full, and despite last weekend’s heavy storms, water authorities say further boosts are needed to ensure steady supplies throughout the summer.

Conde Guadalhorce levels are at 64 percent, a marked improvement from the 40 percent levels earlier in the year.

Demand for water varies throughout the year and there is obviously a higher demand during peak tourist season.

The last official drought, from 2005 to 2008, when heavier water restrictions were imposed, was declared when reservoir levels reached 35%. At the current levels, it is too soon to tell if the recent rain has provided hope for a drought-free summer.

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