Hidrological plan

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Information about Hidrological plan

Published on February 28, 2014

Author: waterborneidentities



          About the Ebro River. What is an Hydrological Plan? What is the National Spanish Hydrological Plan? Spanish rivers Spanish basing Spanish channels Assut de Xerta Senia reservoir Irrigation channels Plataforma en Defensa de l'Ebre (PDE)

 A hydrological plan has as its main objectives to achieve good and adequate protection of public water, the satisfaction of demands of water, equilibrium of regional development and streamlining its uses in harmony with the environment.

It consists of:  A water regime that allows the development of River ecological functions and marine ecosystem.  An necessary measures to prevent subsidence and Delta’s regression.  Improve habitats and ecosystems.

Main channels: 9  Dams: 48 

 “La Assut de Xerta” is a dam constructed Xerta diagonally from side to side along the Ebro river about 375 meters. Its function is to divert water into the channels of the Right and the Left of the Ebro. It is located three kilometers upstream of the town Xerta, located between the municipal Xerta (right bank) and Tivenys (left margin) in the Baix Ebre.

 This reservoir is located Ulldecona in the village of La Pobla de Benifassa, in the region of Lower Mastership, in Valencia. It is at the confluence of three gullies. It was built in 1967, funded by farmers Ulldecona (which gives the name). It has an area of 817 hectares ​ and a capacity of 11 million cubic meters. The dam is 54 m high and 180 wide. In the summer, spring and autumn Ulldecona reservoir is a tourist place. There are accommodations and restaurant sand you can rent boats to enjoy views of the lake and the surrounding limestone mountains.

 The irrigation channels are channels made ​ to drive the water to the areas where you need make a contribution to supplement natural rainfall. In our land we use many channels to grow agriculture, as we are in an area where there are few precipitations. For example, our rice fields are regenerated through the channels.

   It is a social platform which was created by local people have been fighting to defend the river against various government transfer projects ever si nce the 1970s. The Plataforma en Defensa de l’Ebre organised  demonstrations of tens of thousands of people in Barcelona in 2001, 2002, and 2003 in favour of the  Ebro river. The river is the chief natural resource in the area surrounding the river (Terres de l’Ebre) so apart from direct effects on people such as local rice farmers, shell­fish farmers,  fishermen, eco­tourism firms and so on.

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