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This is the panorama that, in the Photos of the Readers of La Vanguardia, we have found in the Santa Fe swamp: the swamp with little water, trees uprooted by the wind, the dry fountains, the blossoming snow flower (without snow at all). around) and with the remains of the hailstorm that fell last Saturday.
This reservoir owes its name to the stream on which it is built, that of Santa Fe, a tributary of the Tordera river, and belongs to the municipality of Fogàs de Monclús, in Vallès Oriental.
However, the swamp drinks from various streams such as Passavets or Gualba, although this winter not much water flows down these streams in the absence of more rain.
The history of this reservoir dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when the Barcelona businessman and publisher Ramón Montaner bought the Santa Fe Valley.
His goal was to build a luxury hotel and, since there was no electricity, he ordered a dam to be built. Finally, the reservoir had to be built in 1935.