The Almuñécar Town Hall has got around to cleaning the hitherto dry riverbeds, as they are overgrown with vegetation that would not only create an obstacle for the water, but would also end up floating just off the beaches should a rush of water appear – which is eminent.
Some might consider that this has been left very late in the cases of Almuñécar’s Río Verde and Río Seco, as well as La Herradura’s Río Jate, certainly seeing as the first rain to fall in months fell last night, which was not a deluge, thankfully, but a brief shower.
The riverbeds are being cleared where they pass through the town, but further up river they remain heavily overgrown.
The Town Hall says that it couldn’t act before as the administrative control over water courses is in the hands of the Agencia Andaluza del Agua, which belongs to the Consejería de Medio Ambiente de la Juntade Andalucía, meaning that the town had to request permission, which was late on coming through.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)