Foul play, cry ecologists

Río Aguas ground excavations could be a cover up for illegal well deepening, association claims

Works at the Río Aguas have raised suspicions of illegal water extraction Photo:EA

By Emma Randle

Ecologists have sounded the alarm over a possible illegal extraction of water from the threatened Rió Aguas in Sorbas this week after ground works started at a water source in an olive grove.

Environmental pressure group Ecologistas en Acción (EA) made a formal complaint to the public prosecutor asking for the works in the Rambla de Los Guapos to be investigated and stopped as a precaution.

The association suspects the works are being used to cover up an illegal extraction, despite the regional government stating they are legal maintenance works.

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