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gavias improving ponds tidal possible waves face rains

Improving tidal waves, gavias and ponds in the face of "possible" rains

Improving tidal waves, gavias and ponds in the face of "possible" rains.

The Cabildo improves surface water use systems, Fuerteventura has more than 1,100 water catchments throughout the island territory

The Cabildo de Fuerteventura, in coordination with the Island Water Council, carries out work to fix the surface water use systems of the island. The works consist of the conditioning of traditional systems such as gavias, maretas and ponds.

The tasks are carried out with the cooperation of the Works and Machinery service of the Cabildo, working on the cleaning and optimization of the different systems that are distributed throughout the island territory, giving preference to those that are located on land of hydraulic public domain or that intercept the territorial drainage network.

The Minister of Water, Adargoma Hernández, points out that "what is pursued is to recover the reservoir capacity of these systems, both for the capture of rainwater, and for the recharge of aquifers. At the same time, their conditions of safety, stability and drainage capacity are improved."

For his part, the Minister of Works and Machinery, Blas Acosta, explains that "recently work has been done in areas such as Gran Tarajal, Guisguey, Tarajalejo and, currently, the work is developed in the basin of the Cardón ravine".

Likewise, the Minister of the Environment, Carlos Rodríguez, highlights the benefit of these actions from the environmental point of view, since the environmental objectives set in the Hydrological Plan of Fuerteventura are achieved, "avoiding the loss of soil that goes to the sea and reusing that land to remake gavias and other elements of the ethnographic and hydraulic heritage of Fuerteventura ".

In Fuerteventura there are more than 1,100 catchments between ponds, maretas and dams, covering an area of more than 3.2 million square meters, which translates into more than 330 hectares.
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