The Ebro overflows in Zaragoza in contrast to the persistent drought in Catalonia

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Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
01 March 2024 Friday 16:00
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The Ebro overflows in Zaragoza in contrast to the persistent drought in Catalonia

* The author is part of the community of readers of La Vanguardia

I share in the Photos of the Readers of La Vanguardia this series of photographs in which you can see how the Ebro overflows in Zaragoza. The contrast is evident with the situation that exists not far away, in Catalonia, where the drought persists.

When it comes to whether it is necessary to transfer water from the Ebro to supply the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona, ​​the extraordinary flooding of the river has even forced the A-1107 highway to be cut, near the Zaragoza town of Pina de Ebro, where it has several hectares of crops were flooded, although no damage has occurred in the urban area.

The flood crosses the Ribera Baja del Ebro region this Saturday, after reaching its maximum peak in the Aragonese capital this Friday with a flow of 1,633 cubic meters per second and a height of 4.51 meters, between 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. Currently, the Ebro as it passes through Zaragoza has a flow of 1,316 and 3.87 meters high.

Precisely, the Integrated Operational Coordination Center (CECOPI) met this Saturday in Pina de Ebro to monitor the flooding of the Ebro River.

This situation contrasts with the extreme drought in Catalonia, with low-lying swamps and unrecognizable rivers. Precisely, today four professional colleges (Road Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Industrial Engineers and Economists of Catalonia) have presented a detailed proposal to connect the Ebro water network of the Water Consortium of Tarragona (CAT) with the metropolitan network of Barcelona, ​​in the hands of the company ATL.