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2012-01-26 12:12:23

A team at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena has designed a new method for calculating drought trends. Initial results suggest that by the year 2050 there could be a 15% increase compared to the droughts seen in 1990 in the Segura river basin. At the beginning of 2011, water levels in Spain's reservoirs reached an average of 77.83% of total capacity. However, the lack of rain last year has now reduced the average to 62.01%. The droughts that Spain experiences year on year are one of...

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2010-01-27 13:06:37

There is some discrepancy among the scientific community as to the situation of reservoirs in Spain, one of the countries with the greatest water stress in Europe. For this purpose, a team of researchers has surveyed experts and has determined which basins in Spain have the most water problems. Given the subjectivity and uncertainty surrounding the assessment of Spanish water basins, scientists from the Facultad de Ciencias Econ³micas y Empresariales (Business School) of the University...

2006-04-04 06:57:42

MADRID (Reuters) - Steady rain has swollen Spain's water reserves further in the past two weeks, Environment Ministry data showed on Tuesday, easing fears of a repeat of last year's severe drought. Reservoirs are now at 58 percent of their capacity, up from 53.8 percent two weeks ago but still some 14 percent below their average level for the past 10 years. Stocks in the driest area -- the Segura basin in the southeast -- are only 17 percent full and farmers in that and other...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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