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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby Wicksey » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:37 am

Not even that. 54 hm3 full out of a capcity of 165hm3 apparently.

https://www.embalses.net/pantano-883-la-vinuela.html

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby GerryinCajiz » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:52 pm

costakid wrote:Well apparently we have enough water east of Malaga for this year with no restrictions. Vinuela still looks half empty.

But of course it could be said that it is half full!
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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby gavilan » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:50 pm

seems to me to work out at about a third full! ... but even that recent increase hardly seems enough to get us throughthe next 6 - 8 months without any more rain ...

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby ajtg1952 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:44 am

10 years ago Vinuela was at 18% full. By law a reservoir ceases to supply water at 15%. So it was low!. 4 years later, after the great November storm, it was full and causing the authorities great concern. As a retired Panel engineer I appreciated their concern and visited it many times, as did many Spaniard to watch the tail race display.
Before this rain event it was at 22% and last week recorded at 29%. Todays figures aren't out yet but I would expect it to get to about 33%.
Interestingly, they cut the useage by about 50% over the winter months this year. I'm not sure where the balance was made up from but I didn't notice any reduction in pressure.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby Free at Last » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:09 pm

It has been announced today that the irrigation restrictions in force since December will remain in respect of the Viñuela/La Axarquia area, because of concerns about the low water reserves there.

http://www.diariosur.es/andalucia/junta ... 39-nt.html

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby Paulinmalaga » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:17 pm

Glad I've only got a few tomato plants on my terrace to worry about then.....had to move them undercover as they were drowning in all the rain.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby wollie » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:31 am

Just came back from Spain today, most of people i spoke to were happy but Spaniards do not do long periods of wet very well.
Personally i think its great as Spain needs water more than i need sunshine in March.
I seen one bridge kinda messed up but not much more, i believe there was much damage on Atlantic coast.
Just wonder if these communities be helped as they will need support to get things going.
There seems to be considerable damage on the Cadiz/Huelva coastline...

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby olive » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:16 am

"Spaniards do not do long periods of wet very well"

I don't either. Wrong kind of rain and we lose our TV signal. wrong kind of rain and we lose our power. I keep telling myself that it won't be long before the endless dry sunny days will be here again.

On the plus side our first swallow is back and been roosting under the patio roof for these last three days. Still haven't seen any actually flying . First cuckoo will only be a week away.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby country boy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:07 pm

Our Swallows are back as well and very excited they are too! Lots of "Chuckling" and telling each other all about it!
Cuckoos and Bee Eaters for us usually fist week in April

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby Free at Last » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:18 pm

Free at Last wrote:It has been announced today that the irrigation restrictions in force since December will remain in respect of the Viñuela/La Axarquia area, because of concerns about the low water reserves there.

http://www.diariosur.es/andalucia/junta ... 39-nt.html


The latest story (from 18.13 yesterday evening) now says that there is to be a meeting next week when the 60% cut in irrigation water supplies in the Axarquia area will be revised - there must have been some serious lobbying going on on behalf of the fruit growers in the 24 hours between these news stories!

http://www.diariosur.es/malaga/junta-re ... 29-nt.html

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby wollie » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:52 pm

I was looking for article/pics of damage done the Atlantic coast Huelva/Cadiz with recent storm.
Unfortunately i was not successful, can anyone advise?

Thanks.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby Wicksey » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:26 pm

http://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-de ... leria.html

I googled 'tormenta Cadiz Huelva marzo 2018' and got a few results.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby wollie » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:24 am

Wicksey, thanks for that....

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby El Cid » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:51 am

El Cid wrote:
The forecast for Malaga province is 7 days of rain, totaling 283mm. That is 60% of the annual average rainfall.
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So far we have recorded 260mm and there is some more to come.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby costakid » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:39 am

But is the right type of rain because the BBC keep forecasting heavy rain for Malaga and the days pass with a bit of a heavy shower. I think the worst has gone although with easter on the horizon it may well rain a bit.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby Flexo » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:56 pm

I got one hectare under 30cm water. Going to take a full day just to clear out all trash that has floted around.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby El Cid » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:24 pm

You need better drainage! The only problem we have is having to drop the pool level back to normal. The other 8000m2 is fine as it is on the side of a hill.

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby ajtg1952 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:54 pm

I've recorded 335 mm since 28 February!

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby Free at Last » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:18 pm

The Junta de Andalucia has relaxed the restrictions on water use for irrigation in La Axarquia from the 60% cut originally imposed to a 25% reduction in the normal allowance. Seems sensible, as Viñuela is still well under half full.

http://www.diariosur.es/axarquia/junta- ... -ntvo.html

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Re: The rain in Spain

Postby Paulinmalaga » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:51 am

Good news


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