Spain’s taps 'will run dry' without irrigation curbs

Drinking water supply in many areas could be at risk within months unless the Spanish government imposes restrictions on agricultural irrigation during the current severe drought

Drinking water supply in many areas could be at risk within months unless the Spanish government imposes restrictions on agricultural irrigation during the current severe drought that is affecting the whole Iberian peninsula.

With reservoirs now nationally at 37% of capacity and significantly lower in water basins in Spain’s dry southeast, the government’s failure to take action to restrict irrigation has led to a critical water shortage, the NGO Ecologistas en Acción claimed on Tuesday.

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