The Exploitation Commission of the Tajo-Segura transfer will meet this Wednesday, May 25, and, according to the Association of Riverside Municipalities of the Entrepeñas and Buendía reservoirs, the proposal will be "almost certainly" 20 cubic hectometres, "the maximum possible ». However, with the reservoirs at level 3, the riverside residents trust that the Ministry for the Ecological Transition will announce "a zero transfer".
In this way, the Association of Riverside Municipalities hopes that this proposal "has a firm response" from the Ministry. "There are 106 hm3 pending to be transferred, the situation of the Mar Menor is critical, the Albujón boulevard carries more water than the Tagus and the farmers themselves have requested help from the Ministry of Agriculture due to excessive rainfall," they say from the association.
"The situation is conducive to a zero transfer that should be seen naturally and not as a frontal attack against the irrigators or the Region of Murcia, which will be what they argue to continue taking political advantage of an issue as exhausted as our basins," they predict from the riverside municipalities in a press release.
The association, which requested a few days ago the temporary suspension of the transfer and the amounts pending shipment, insists on putting "a point of sanity in the face of the ecological disaster that exists in the Region of Murcia." “Not one more drop of water can reach Levante if we are concerned about the Mar Menor; Needless to say, the health of our reservoirs and our river, there is no room for half measures.
From the head of the Tagus, "a little sensitivity" is claimed with its summer season, "in need of a sheet of water that they have barely managed to maintain in recent months, while copious rains poured down on the Campo de Cartagena."
«Sending now the more than 100 hm3 pending and adding 20, 17, 12 or even 6 hm3 would be to condemn us to a summer of poverty, while the farmers of Levante mourn the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, for the excess of rains and the Sea Menor is about to explode again due to the excess of nutrients that the irrigation water drags ».