Spain Drought Causing Problems for Reservoirs

Transfer of water from Nerja’s Chíllar River to Axarquía reservoir reduced 


Efforts are underway to transfer water from the Chillar River in Nerja to nearby areas needing water. The project is being coordinated by the Axaragua public water company, which is responsible for managing the water supply in the region.

The transfer is expected to provide additional water resources for irrigation and drinking water to farmers and residents in the surrounding areas. This is particularly important given the current drought conditions and water scarcity in the region.

The project involves constructing a pumping station and a pipeline to transport the water from the river to the areas in need. The pipeline will be around 11 kilometres long and will run from the pumping station to the reservoir in La Viñuela.

The project is expected to cost around 15 million euros and will be funded by the European Union, the Spanish government, and the Andalusian regional government. The project is also expected to create around 200 jobs during its construction phase.

Once completed, the transfer is expected to provide up to 1.5 cubic hectometers of water per year to the surrounding areas. This is expected to benefit around 100,000 people and 11,000 hectares of farmland.

The project has been welcomed by local farmers and residents who have been struggling with water shortages in recent years. However, some environmental groups have raised concerns about the project’s impact on the Chillar River and its ecosystem.

Axaragua has assured that the project has been designed to minimize any impact on the river and that measures will be taken to protect its biodiversity. 

Spanish Drought

Spain has officially entered a period of long-term drought, the country’s Aemet weather agency said last week, owing to high temperatures and low rainfall over the past three years. But in Catalonia, the situation is critical, as average reservoir levels hover around 27% of their capacity. See more.

Chillar River Hike


Enjoy this 7.7-mile out-and-back trail near Frigiliana, Málaga. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 38 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. So, if you are staying with Nerja Beach Holidays self-catering villas and apartments, try the hike. Don’t let a bit of Spanish drought stop you.

Spanish Drought Update

Well, since I wrote this blog post, the rains have arrived. From the 20th of May up until now (June 7th) it has been raining on and off. The next few days will continue with showers. Some areas of southern Spain have even been flooded Report