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Parliamentary questions
20 June 2017
P-004101-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (S&D)

 Subject:  Spanish Government informs Commission of the state of reservoirs in the headwaters of the River Tagus
 Answer(s) 

In recent months the heatwave and dry weather in Spain have aggravated the drought suffered in regions such as Castilla-La Mancha. Despite this, the Spanish Government continues to authorise water diversion projects. Since June 2015, the government has approved a total of 23 diversions of water from the Tagus River basin to the Segura basin — three of them of triple volume — together accounting for nearly 390 cubic hectometres of water, leaving the Entrepeñas and Buendía reservoirs at less than 13% of their capacity.

The government has authorised diversions from the headwaters of the Tagus to the Segura basin on several occasions when the Entrepeñas and Buendía reservoirs were below the minimum legal limits.

1. Is the Commission aware of this breach of the law?

2. Does the Commission intend to take action to remedy this environmental emergency?

Original language of question: ES 
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