Copernicus has published a satellite image showing the state of the Doñana National Park on April 11, 2023 and the state it had a year later, on April 10, 2024.

“Doñana has been affected in recent years by drought. Fortunately, thanks to the recent rains, the situation has improved considerably and the vegetation has begun to bloom again,” the European Union (EU) program noted. observation and monitoring of the Earth through a message on the social network ‘X’.

The rains that fell during Holy Week tripled the usual volume of rainfall for that week in almost the entire country, according to data provided by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). In fact, rainfall exceeded 100 liters per square meter (l/m2) in large areas of the south of the Peninsula, among other regions.

In general, Aemet spokesperson, Rubén del Campo, has indicated that there has been temporary relief from the drought in the west of the Peninsula thanks to these rains, but that the long-lasting drought has not yet been overcome in many basins. and that there has also been a worsening of the situation in the Mediterranean area because there has been very little rain in recent months.

Curiously, the weather conditions of recent weeks, with abundant rains followed by a heat wave and the easterly wind, together with the restrictions on fumigation in Doñana, have led to the proliferation in its marshes of mosquito larvae that are leading a ” spectacular plague” that affects the entire Huelva coast.

The president of the Huelva Provincial Council, David Toscano, indicated this Monday that this pest has been detected since last Wednesday and that the institution’s Mosquito Control Service is working to stop it.

“The water has been very good for the countryside, but the areas of Doñana that were dry have been flooded” and, as we were unable to act on the Natural Park for its preservation, this has caused mosquitoes to proliferate there and move to the coastal areas of the province,” he explained.

For their part, the Almonte City Council has also referred to this “difficult situation” which, however, they believe could be resolved with disinfestation with products suitable for the environment. In addition, other resources are being considered, such as the installation of ornithological towers capable of eliminating pests like these in the summer season.