Several municipalities in Girones and Selva exceed 55 liters of rainfall and swamps recover

Several municipalities in Girones and Selva exceed 55 liters of rainfall and swamps recover

Several municipalities in Girones and Selva exceed 55 liters of rainfall and swamps recoverMark Marty Font

After three years of suffering in a bitter cycle of perpetual drought, yesterday everyone enjoyed looking out the window, blessing the rain that was falling with increasing intensity.

In the Girona areas, it rained so hard in Girones and Silva all day, that there was almost no respite. According to data from the Meteorological Service of Catalonia, 57 liters per square meter have accumulated in Vilope Donear; followed by Girona with 56.1 litres; Fornells de la Selva, with 55.8; and Santa Coloma de Varner with a capacity of 55 litres. Near the coast, rainfall was lower, at 11.1 liters per square meter at Palafroghill; 17.7 inches Torruella de Montgre; 19.6 liters in porto or 21 liters in rose. In fact, according to the Catalonia Meteorological Service, yesterday was the wettest day in Catalonia since September 15, 2023.

The rains that fell this weekend increased the reserves of the inland basins by 1 cubic hectare, which increased to 18.2% and has already accumulated 126.2 cubic hectares, according to the Catalan Water Agency. Susqueda, the largest reservoir in the Ter Llobregat system (which feeds part of Girona and the Barcelona urban area), is at 26% of capacity according to the latest available data, updated at noon yesterday, still far from a year earlier, when it was 37.9%. For its part, the proportion of the Darneus Boadilla swamp is 11.4% (it reached 29% a year ago); It increased by 2.3% (last year the percentage was 7%).

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Although Catalonia is still far from turning its back on drought, the situation in the marshes is much more optimistic than it was before March, when the first episodes of rain began that halted the decline in reserves. At that time, the Catalan Inland Basins accounted for 14.4% (100 cu ha) and the Ter Llobregat system 14.7% (90.5 cu ha).

Meteocat forecasts indicate that rain will continue throughout today and tomorrow, especially in central and northern Catalonia.

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