Long-Awaited Riverbed Clearing

ALM Riverbed ClearingAt the doors of November the authorities have begun clearing Almuñécar riverbeds in case of heavy rain. Río Seco and Río Verde are having the wild cane removed and channels dug to improve the flow of water.

The Delegada territorial de Agricultura, María José Martín, was out visiting the clearing work and for the photo, of course. She was accompanied by the Mayor of Almuñécar, Trinidad Herrera, who pointed out that “the dryness of the soil and the weakness of the river vegetation” made it an ideal time to carry out the work.

The wild cane (Arundo donax), she pointed out, is an invasive species and its elimination would not only remove an obstacle to river water on its way to the sea but would also allow the original flora of the area to return to the riverbanks.

Editorial comment: a buenas horas, Mangas Verdes.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical Granada, Andalucia)

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