Weirs for Alcoutim

Two weirs are to be built across the Odeleite and Foupana streams in the county of Alcoutim to raise the level of the water and regulate its flow during the summer months.

An application for EU funds has been approved this month in Brussels, which means an investment of around 400,000 euros on the project. Mayor Francisco Amaral said: “In the summer, they dried up completely. With the weirs, we will have water for irrigation and the underground aquifers will have a chance to recharge. “The weirs will also act as recreational areas, with the potential for tourism.”