Week-long rainy weather could help restore Algarve dam levels
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Week-long rainy weather could help restore Algarve dam levels

The Algarve’s rainy weather which is due to continue into next week is just what the region needs to help restore its dam levels, according to regional water company Águas do Algarve.

“We are waiting to see what the coming days will bring. Obviously, we and everyone in the Algarve hope the rain will continue,” Teresa Fernandes, spokesperson for regional water company Águas do Algarve, told the Resident.

“As we all know, our dam levels were way below what we hope for. What we need is for the rain to continue so that we can restore acceptable water reserves,” Fernandes said.

The latest data revealed by regional water authority Águas do Algarve on November 4 showed that water levels at the three dams under its management ranged from 14% to 17%, which, as Teresa Fernandes highlighted, is “far from ideal.”

However, the real impact of the rain that has fallen and is due to continue until at least the end of the week will only be known later, she explained.

By Michael Bruxo
michael.bruxo@portugalresident.com