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This seaside resort deprived of drinking water ? It attracts many French people every summer

Water reserves are at their lowest after winter and the city sees its population multiply by five in the summer.

If the sun, the price, the entertainment, the beaches or even the quality? Accommodations are all factors that affect your choice. take into account, another question could well arise this year when booking your summer vacation. Will one of the most popular tourist regions in Europe run out of tap water ?  A dam which maintained until 'à present a stable water supply, even during periods of drought, has reached a critical level since the La Muga dam sees its level # 39;dangerously low water. He would currently be   less than 10% of its capacity maximum according to experts.

Local authorities are monitoring an alarming situation even though spring has not yet arrived. If no significant rain occurs in the coming months, the region risks finding itself at risk of flooding. dry, impacting not only local residents but also agriculture and tourism, two essential economic pillars of the region.

A city is at the heart of the problem, the seaside resort of Rosas, located on the Costa Brava in Spain & about an hour from Perpignan. The La Muga river flows into the Mediterranean in the Gulf of Rosas. The city attracts many French tourists every year, ;educed by its beaches, its sun and its lively atmosphere.

They are not the only ones since the population of Rosas is multiplied by five during the summer months. The Alt Empordà region, where Rosas is found to be particularly affected by the phenomenon. Local authorities are now considering cuts to drinking water to cope with the rising tide. the crisis.

Face à In light of this emergency, drastic measures are being considered, including reducing the consumption of drinking water that is already in place. limited to 200 liters per person per day, and the application of stricter restrictions on the use of water. One of the proposals & The study to compensate for this lack of water is the transport of drinking water by boat, a solution which has already been used. été adopted in other regions such as the metropolis of Barcelona.

Another option being considered is the installation of small portable desalination units, although these measures represent challenges in terms of costs, logistics and ecological impact. This water crisis in Catalonia is symptomatic of a larger problem linked to to climate change, which sees entire regions, particularly tourist ones, facing climate change. prolonged droughts and increasingly limited water resources.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116