The article here on the La Voz de Almería site highlights the low level of rainfall in the province of Almería in 2019. In particular, not far inland from Almerimar in the Campo de Dalías there is a sever drought.
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The year 2019 and the month of July, of the least rainy in history
The hydrological year, which begins on October 1 and concludes on September 30, began hopefully for the province with an autumn in which the rains came with some intensity and frequency. However, since the beginning of the year 2019, rainfall shines due to its absence.
This shortage of rains has led to the fact that almost all of the province currently has a situation of meteor meteorological drought ’, according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalucía.
The data, collected in recent days by Europa Press, indicate that of all the Almeria regions only one, that of Los Vélez, is at this time of the year in a situation considered "normal" with respect to rainfall.
The rest of the hydrological zones of the province present some degree of drought, with special concern in the case of Campo de Dalías, the region of the west of Almeria, where the data handled by the Board observe a situation described as 'severe weather drought' .
In that state of the masses of waters, the month of July has been especially relevant, which, according to historical studies, has registered the lowest rainfall value of the historical series; for that reason it has been described as an "extremely dry" month.
The lack of rainfall has also been reflected in the volume of water accumulated in the two existing swamps in the province, which are, by far, the lowest percentage of resources accumulated to date. In the case of Beninar, it contains 15.68 of its capacity with 9.86 cubic hectometers, an amount significantly lower than the 12.41 hectometers it accumulated on the same date of the year 2018.
The swamp of Cuevas del Almanzora accumulated as of yesterday 13.50 cubic hectometers of water, just over 9.64 cubic hectometers last year on that same date, which represents only 8.55 percent of its capacity to reservoir, encrypted at 157.87 hectometers.