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The persistent drought is noticeable. And a lot,. So much so that, when taking these photographs for La Vanguardia Readers' Photos in the Sau reservoir, I have seen how the reservoir is emptying while the pine trees are dying. The chestnuts, therefore, are being made at the gates of autumn.
The images arrive on the same day that we learned that another 12 Catalan municipalities have entered into an emergency and there are already 36 on maximum alert.
The new restrictions affect the towns in the Darnius Boadella area, including the municipalities of Figueres, Roses or Cadaqués, which will have a maximum supply of 200 liters per person per day for all uses.
The Generalitat admits that "it is possible" that some municipalities will raise the water rate as a result of the increase in costs during the drought in energy, personnel or reagents to treat the flow. In addition, the Barcelona region would enter an emergency in the month of December if it does not rain according to the new update.
Water reserves in Catalonia are at 22%. Regarding the Sau reservoir, the flow is 19%, when last year at this time it was 27%. The average for the last five years is 99%.