Ten reservoirs with water levels above 80%

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 02-12-2019 16:02:00 · 0 Comments

Ten of the 59 reservoirs monitored in Portugal had, at the end of November, water levels above 80% of the total volume, while 25 had levels below 40%, according to data from the National Water Resources Information Service (SNIRH).

At the end of October, of the 59 reservoirs monitored, three had levels over 80% of the total volume and 30 above 40%.

On the last day of November and compared to the last day of the previous month, there was an increase in the volume stored in eight river basins and a decrease in four.

The Tagus, Sado, Guadiana, Mira, Ribeiras do Algarve and Ribeiras do Oeste basins were the only ones, at the end of November, with average storage values below the average (1990/91 to 2018/19).

The Ave and Mondego basins had the highest volume of water stored, 86.2% and 76.3%, respectively, while the Barlavento (Western Algarve) and Sado basins had 29.3% and 25.1%, respectively.

Each river basin may contain more than one reservoir.


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