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This Tuesday the rain has once again challenged the drought in Catalonia, where temperatures have dropped while the new rainfall contributed to further removing the specter of water restrictions, something that a few weeks ago seemed untrue.

The rain is watering fields and forests, at the same time it is making itself felt in cities like Barcelona and the metropolitan area. In Gavà, for example, in Baix Llobregat, the Mercat de Pagès was held under water.

At the beginning of the week, the reservoirs of the Ter-Llobregat system, which supply Barcelona and its metropolitan area and Girona and its surroundings, continued to increase their capacity and yesterday Monday they were already close to 27%, with 26.77%, compared to the 25.15% from a year ago. With today’s rains it is expected that the flow of the reservoirs will continue to grow.

The swamps of this system have reached 163.87 cubic hectometers of water. This increase is due to the rains recorded in Catalonia a few weeks ago, which have increased the capacity of the Ter-Llobregat reservoirs, which had reached 14.8% during March 8 and 9 of this year, its historical low.

It also coincides with the lifting of the state of emergency due to drought in the Ter-Llobregat system, which was published precisely yesterday Monday in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat (Dogc), and the consequent relief of some of the measures, such as the provision of water per person per day went from 200 liters to 230.

As for the reservoirs in the internal Catalan basins, they have also increased and were at 25.49% of their capacity on Monday, when last week they were at 23.8%, and already exceed the level they had in 2023 (25 ,twenty-one%).

For reservoirs, Darnius Boadella is at 16.83% of its capacity; that of Sau is at 18.45%; Susqueda at 26.25%; Baells is at 40.46%; La Llosa del Cavall, at 24.91%; Sant Ponç, at 32.88%; Foix, at 63.97%; Siurana, at 2.65%, and Riudecanyes, at 2.59%.

The status of the reservoirs of the Ebro Hydrographic Confederation (CHE), with a capacity greater than five cubic hectometers, stands at 56.61%, with a total of 1,055.6 cubic hectometers of water, while the year last they were at 35.71% and 665.8 cubic hectometers.