Axarquía on drought alert

If trend continues, official drought could be declared within months

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An image of the Viñuela reservoir this week, from the webcam at www.meteomalaga.com

Drought came one step closer last Thursday when a formal alert was issued for the largest reservoir in the province of Málaga. Hidrosur, which manages Lake Viñuela in the Axarquía, said that the level had dropped to 54.5 cubic hectometres, just under a third of its total capacity.

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