Despite the vast investment made each year by the Hydrographic Confederation of the Segura (CHS) to maintain the river, it is still virtually stagnant in the centre of Orihuela. The river is weed ridden, there are few signs of life and the odour that comes up on a warm day is just awful.
The situation is not helped by people who insist on throwing rubbish into the river. Apart from plastic bottles, there is all manner of debris floating in the shallow water.
Why anyone would want to take a stroll along the banks of the river in this state beats me.