€300 million to solve Malaga towns’ drought crisis

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THE WATER BOARD is considering investing hundreds of millions of euros to help Malaga’s towns with their ongoing drought problems.

Officials are looking at various solutions, including diverting water supplies from the Guadalhorce reservoir or building overflow reservoirs to house excess water for times of low supply.

Current soaring temperatures are exacerbating the already precarious drought situations, with farmers on the Costa del Sol are now being forced to cease watering on certain days.

Rincon de la Victoria has this week registered temperatures of over 34 degrees Celsius, while Malaga and Velez Malaga have stayed at 33 degrees throughout the day.

The scorching weather has prompted a wave of around 12 fires, with firefighters battling flames in Malaga, Cartama, Ardales, Archidona, Ahaurines, Teba and Alora.

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