The dam of Camarasa ( Lleida ) has opened the gates this Wednesday afternoon after the flood by the arrival of waters from Rialb and Oliana . The ACN has captured images with dron of this discharge in the framework of a scheduled operation that for the first time, coincides with the increase of the flow of the rivers Segre and Ebro , thanks to the large amount of water accumulated in the reservoirs. iene more than 100 meters of a foundation, what became, until 1924 , in the highest of Europe.
The spectacular images show the strength of the water in free fall from 90 meters in height by the gate output of the installation, located on one of the sides of the mountain , next to the road C-13 that connects the region of la Noguera, with the Pallars.aerial images of the reservoir of Camarasa (Lleida) with the gates open. (Quim Vallès)
In particular, Endesa is free until midnight, an approximate volume of 160 cubic metres per second of the waters of the Noguera Pallaresa river accumulated in the swamp of Camarasa. Of these, about 70 cubic metres per second are released by spill and the other 90 per turbinate. Upstream, the dam of Rialb , on the river Segre loose from the first hour of the morning 150 cubic meters per second and downstream, the dam of Sant Llorenç de Montgai , approximately 300 cubic metres per second.
The Hydrographic Confederation of the Ebro (CHE) and Endesa have agreed to adapt the normal activity of seven jacks hydraulic ownership of the company to start this Wednesday the spate extraordinary joint of the lower part of the river Segre and the Baix Ebre. This performance, which will last two days, implies an environmental improvement as it will allow you to control the populations of macrophytes rivers and to ensure, as well, to the good health of their river courses.The gates open to the reservoir of Camarasa (Lleida). (Quim Vallès)
The discharge of Camarasa, we will continue the shots of Sant Llorenç de Montgai, the Splitter of Balaguer and the decision of Lleida (all of them belonging to the Baix Segre) and continue to the dam of Mequinenza, Ribarroja and Flix (corresponding to the Baix Ebre).
According to Endesa, the forecast is that the flow will grow during these two days until the 280 m3 / s in the city of Balaguer and to the 350 m3 / s in the city of Lleida Thursday at noon. It is estimated that in the Flix , Thursday at noon, the Ebro to reach a flow rate approximately 1.300 m3 / s .
This initiative to clean the river is usually done twice a year (in spring and in autumn), and, according to Endesa, it is necessary to control the proliferation of these aquatic plants that occupy seasonally the lower part of the rivers Segre and Ebro .aerial images of the reservoir of Camarasa, with the gates open. (Quim Vallès) The gates open to the reservoir of Camarasa. (ACN / Oriol Bosch) aerial Image of the gates open to the reservoir of Camarasa (Lleida). (Quim Vallès)