Salobreña Elevator Parked

The Town Hall is contemplating an alternative access point and in the meantime fenced off the areas where there have been rockfalls near footpaths leading down the rocks to vega.

In November, 2019, the Policía Local cordoned off the area under the castle after a rockfall with boulders as big as 3,500 kg. Since then the general public were asked not to use footpaths such as the one leading down from the Paseo de Las Flores to the Gambullón area.

Since that time the Town Hall has submitted reports to several administrations about the dangerous situation and as a consequence the CSIC began an investigation into the cause and evolution of the base rock.

The Town Hall also joined the Risk Coast Project, financed by EU Funds, which is measuring movements with modern technology, such as drones and laser systems.

Thanks to this watch on the rockbase the experts involved were able to warn the Town Hall in advance that rocks were breaking free and would fall imminently, which occurred on the 28th of June.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *