Algarve dam

Reservoirs across country 81% full … except in Algarve

The volume of water stored in reservoirs across Portugal currently stands at 81%, an increase of 24% since October 2022, Nuno Bravo, from the Central Hydrographic Region Administration (ARH), has revealed. “In October [2022] we had a difficult situation, with 57% of the storage volume in our reservoirs, on average, across Portuguese territory. Now, in March, the situation has clearly changed and we are at 81% of total volume stored,” he said. But it isn’t that way in the Algarve, where the specialist predicts the summer months “will not be easy”. The likelihood of water cuts and rationing looms.