Tuesday, January 24, 2006
More than five thousand tons of sediment, the equivalent of 500 football pitches, has been removed from the Segura river.
23 workers have started a maintenance and preservation programme of the channel of the Segura river in section II, the 67 kilometers between the Contraparada (Murcia) and its ending in Guardamar (Alicante). They have removed a total of 12 vehicles and 16 animal corpses, mainly sheep, but also pigs and large dogs.
No wonder the river stunk like a sewer as it passed through Orihuela. Probably added to the flavour of the oranges from the trees that were irrigated by it though.
Posted by Keith Williamson at 8:56 am