Portugal and Spain reduced this week as Spanish discharges from the Douro basin, probably sources of compliance with strange water flows, reported by the EFE news agency.
The discharges will be important and are being prepared for Zamora, according to the same sources, and the countries are moving forward with the change between the two countries that Spain will not fully reach this year, compared to fully this year, compared to fully this year Douro , which is stipulated in the 1998 Albufeira Convention, which regulates the management and flows of shared rivers.
The daily releases that were sent to E. União and in solidarity in the current situation of drought”.
Until Friday, September 30, when the current hydrological year ends, Spain had a forecast of discharging 400 hectometers of water into the Almendra dam, on the Tomes River, between Salamanca and Zamora, to comply with the Albufeira Convention, this being a of the points where the agreed reduction will have the most impact, along with the Ricobayo dam on the River Esla in Zamora.
According to EFE sources, the need to discharge 400 cubic hectometers of water in Almendra, the fourth largest Spanish dam in terms of capacity, would have required an emergency work, for a floating water catchment, in order to guarantee the supply from 48 villages in Zamora.
Always according to the same sources, in the conversations between Portugal and Spain, the premises of the equitable administration of water were respected, to attend to the priority uses on both sides of the border and to ensure the good ecological status of the flows of the rivers.
At last week’s fair, the second of 3,000 farmers, Zamora from the provinces of León and Salamanca gathered in the city center of León to demand a halt to the release of water to Portugal under the Albufeira agreement.
The Douro Basin Rega Association (Ferduero) said that “extraordinary releases” of water are at stake and considered that this is a “politicization” that is in a dialogue that took place unilaterally and without any type of Ministry, accusing the Ministry of the Spanish Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITECO) to continually turn its back on irrigation and the rural world.