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Costa del Rain fills water reserves

MARBELLA will head into Holy Week, the first big tourist event in the calendar, with its water reserves in rude health.

The La Concepcion reservoir which serves 11 towns of the western coast including Marbella, Fuengirola and Torremolinos, is currently at 94 per cent of its capacity.

Only a month ago emergency measures were being put in place in the event of a drought in the region.

In what will be welcome news for all across the province, current water reserves are sufficient to cover the entire summer season regardless of future weather conditions.

Springs, streams and rivers have been brought back to life, enriching parks and attracting visitors.

Built in 1972, the La Concepcion reservoir has been earmarked to be expanded in size, but plans remain in their early stages.

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