Irrigation communities of the region of Baza (Granada) and Aguas de Almanzora (Almería) They have performed in the Guadalquivir River Basin Authority (CHG) a joint project as “faster and cheaper solution to benefit both users swamp Negratín”.
As they reported in a press release after a meeting at the headquarters of the Association of Altiplano de Granada, the whole project will “make the necessary pipelines to supply the 9.000 hectares of irrigation communities of the region of Baza from the morass of Negratín, and the needs for energy efficiency in pumping by Waters Almanzora from refilling Negratín-Almanzora”.
The project involves doubling the transfer and referral to rafts irrigation communities of the region of Baza, using expropriated zone and the current pump station, so that “the environmental impact and economic costs will be reduced”.
With the entry of the irrigation communities of the region of Baza in this project, The works may be executed by the CHG or by Acuamed, current owner of the transfer. It will be the Directorate General of Water which makes the decision about, but for now irrigators shuffled these two alternatives.
For the president of a community of irrigators Negratín Siete Fuentes de Baza, José Antonio Azor, “irrigation infrastructure are necessary for a generational change in agriculture can be made reliably”.
Regarding the swamp Gate Closed, Swamp downstream Negratín and whose construction has been recently approved by the CHG, the representative of the community of irrigators Zabroja Zújar Freila, Cándido Montes, has stated that “marshes are not made on a whim, They are due to water shortage in the basin, the pay is better users and take advantage of all the excess water during the rainy season before the end wasted at sea”.