Friday, January 27, 2023

Rialb Reservoir heading towards total drought

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Now it is not that it is dying, but that the Ryalab reservoir is moving towards complete drought. One of Catalonia’s largest reservoirs is already at a water level below 8% given the lack of rain.


in great shape

A bird’s-eye view of the drought in the Rylab Marsh.

Joseph M. Cole

In Las Fotos de los Lectores de la Vanguardia we can see how even this extreme drought has changed the landscape. Where there should normally be water, there is now only earth and traces of drought.


in great shape

Rialb Drained In The Swamp.

A desolate landscape of drought in the Riyalab reservoir.

Joseph M. Cole

Given the needs of the Urgel Canal, the Ryalab Reservoir was inaugurated in 1999, which left the cities of Peramola and Oliana between the two reservoirs.


in great shape

Rialb Drained In The Swamp.

The water is at a low level next to the Ryalab Reservoir Dam.

Joseph M. Cole

In fact, the Realb Reservoir belongs to the Segre, Realb and Ribera Salada rivers.


in great shape

Rialb Drained In The Swamp.

Low water level near Riyalab Reservoir Dam.

Joseph M. Cole

The dam extends through the municipalities of Pontes, La Barronía de Rialb and Tiurana in the northwest of the Noguera region, and to a lesser extent through Basella, Peramola and Oliana in the extreme north of Alt Urgell.


in great shape

Rialb Drained In The Swamp.

Drought marks on the banks of the Rialb Reservoir.

Joseph M. Cole

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