23 million euros for river repairs in Murcia and Alicante after winter floods
Damage caused by downpours in December and January to be repaired by the CHS
The national government of Spain has announced that 23 million euros are to be assigned to the Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (CHS), the organization which manages water supply infrastructures in the Segura basin, to repair the damage which was done to the river itself and to other hydraulic installations by the torrential rain which fell in December and January.
After the flooding of December the most immediate need was for localities such as Los Alcázares on the shore of the Mar Menor to be restored to acceptable condition, but at the same time the floodwater had caused considerable damage to the banks of the Segura, Mula and Guadalentín rivers in many places both in Murcia and in the Vega Baja area of Alicante.
In Alicante, the municipalities where repairs are required include those of Orihuela, Rojales and Formentera del Segura, where the river burst its banks, and Guardamar del Segura, where the flood gates of the weir of San Antonio were damaged.
Historic water wheels require restoration in Beniel and Formentera, and repairs are also required to the Tajo-Segura water supply canal and its subsidiaries in Crevillente, the Campo de Cartagena, Alhama de Murcia and Ojós.
Many of the most important reservoirs which serve the populations of Murcia and Alicante are also included in the repair and restoration project, including those of Cenajo, Fuensanta, Talave, Camarillas, La Pedrera, Judío, Moro, Cárcavo, Rodeos, Pliego, Bautista, Cierva, Argos, Quípar, Puentes, Valdeinfierno, Boquerón, Bayco and Charcos.