In the first eleven months of the hydrological year, Dam has received Almanzora 8,1 cubic are the transfers.
Marsh Cuevas del Almanzora containing last 31 August 22,24 cubic are, which is a 13,8% of theoretical storage capacity, that is 160 cubic are. This volume represents a slight increase compared to the rate for the prey 31 July (21,8 cubic are), increase is due to the contributions of water transfers from other basins hidrolólgicas. However, -the year before 31 August 2013-, Marsh is a contained 19,6% more (27,6 cubic are), according to the data recorded by the Provincial Delegation of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment.
The virtual absence of rainfall in the basin explains this decline in stocks in the main reservoir of the province, that between October 2013 and August 2014 has received 1,4 water hectometres own contributions river basin, versus 1,5 hectómetros the same period of the previous water year.
The main contributions of water received by the reservoir come from transfers from other basins (the Guadalquivir and Tajo). Between October 2013 and August 2014, Marsh received transfer 8,16 cubic are, versus 11,4 last year.
Moreover, in the first eleven months of the hydrological year, Reservoir Cuevas del Almanzora has given 10,8 cubic are, almost half that of the reference period (20,1 cubic are). Of these water outlets, 8,5 hectometres were for crop irrigation in the region (almost 5 less than the previous year), almost 2,3 cubic are for urban supply (versus 6,7 the previous water year).
The territorial delegate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, José Manuel Ortiz, values the contribution of water diversions to ensure supplies and agricultural irrigation del Almanzora in a drought year, and highlights the work of replacing the pipes of the transfers made by the Ministry of Environment (pipes were unusable by flooding in September 2012), and thanks to those executed water infrastructure in record time, can make the most shipments are received from the Negratín-Almanzora and Tajo-Segura water transfer ".