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At home, in Altet, in the Urgell region, 13 liters fell on Friday. These images in La Vanguardia's Readers' Photos show that, down in the gully, it rained more. But how noticeable have the latest rains been in Catalonia?
The truth is that, according to data from the Catalan Water Agency, the reserves of the swamps (if we take the reservoirs as an indicator of drought) are at 22% this weekend, when, before the rains, they were at 23%. It has rained, yes, but the problem of lack of water persists.
In a normal water situation, about 7,500,000 people consume 1 hm3 per day. A cubic hectometer is the equivalent of one billion liters of water (1,000,000,000 liters). But, if this continues, the restrictions will be extended.
The Barcelona region will enter an emergency at the end of November if it does not rain. The water reserves in the Ter and Llobregat reservoirs, which supply the region of Barcelona and Girona, are below a quarter of their maximum capacity. Specifically, they are now at 22%, very close to the historical minimum of 2008 (20.5%).
In these photographs in Urgell we see how the rain was barely noticeable in the landscape and the dry land continues to predominate, where yellowish tones predominate.